China: Freedom of expression

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 China

Freedom of expression

 Latest value 0.058
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.189
 Min - Max 0.018 - 0.378
 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 0.189 index points with a minimum of 0.018 index points in 1969 and a maximum of 0.378 index points in 1987. The latest value from 2022 is 0.058 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 171 countries is 0.630 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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China - Freedom of expression - recent values

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China - Freedom of expression - historical chart - 1960-2022




Definition: Measures the government respect for press and media freedom, political discussion, and academic and cultural expression.


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 Electoral democracy index 0.075 2022 index points
 Liberal democracy index 0.040 2022 index points
 Participatory democracy index 0.042 2022 index points
 Deliberative democracy index 0.079 2022 index points
 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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