If the prospects for republicanism are slim, not because of the Communists but because Chinese culture and Chinese people are currently incapable of self-rule? Not that the rule of law should not be defended but it might be claimed that one does not need republicanism for the rule of law.
Activist Su Changlan's trial for "subversion" again postponed
The police cannot find evidence to support the charge. In 2014, the woman expressed support online for the democratic movement Occupy Central in Hong Kong. Family members kept in the dark.