"The government removes the middle road so it leaves two extremes," Wang said. "You're either their mortal enemy or their slave."
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"This proves that the Communist Party has accomplished dominance by a bureaucratic clique, rather than dominance by a strongman," said Wang Lixiong, an activist for democracy and minority rights in Beijing.
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