China: Academic freedom

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Academic freedom index

 Latest value 0.070
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.174
 Min - Max 0.016 - 0.330
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for China from 1960 to 2022. The average value for China during that period was 0.174 index points with a minimum of 0.016 index points in 1967 and a maximum of 0.33 index points in 1987. The latest value from 2022 is 0.07 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 171 countries is 0.611 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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China - Academic freedom - Recent values chart

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China - Academic freedom - historical chart - 1960-2022

Definition: Measures academics' rights to teach and discuss, carry out research, express freely their opinion with no censorship and the freedom to participate in professional or representative academic bodies.

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 Egalitarian democracy index 0.088 2022 index points
 Government accountability -1.199 2022 index points
 Freedom of expression 0.058 2022 index points
 Political corruption 0.401 2022 index points
 Women political empowerment 0.602 2022 index points
 Academic freedom 0.070 2022 index points
 Parliamentary elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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