China's 'D' word gets lost in translation

Tony Abbott is of the view that China will be fully democratic by 2050. But he doesn't seem to understand what that democracy will look like.

In his account of his time as foreign minister, Bob Carr recounts how relieved he was to make it through a presser while in China in May 2012.

“A great relief to get through my first China trip without one of those mistakes the media loves trapping foreign ministers in making. Verbal slip-ups. All those potentially neuralgic issues: Tibet, Taiwan, Xinjiang, human rights, the consular cases,” he wrote in his memoir, Diary of a Foreign Minister.

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