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Global Management Forum 2019

Jared Diamond's prescription for China's problems: democracy

Geographer says Japan, meanwhile, should embrace immigration

Jared Diamond, best known for his book "Guns, Germs, and Steel," speaks at the Nikkei Global Management Forum in Tokyo. (Photo by Arisa Moriyama)

TOKYO -- Jared Diamond, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Guns, Germs, and Steel," thinks China needs a democratic transformation to solve its complex challenges.

"The essence of democracy is that you can discuss anything even if the government doesn't like it," Diamond said in an interview in Tokyo, where he was attending this week's Nikkei Global Management Forum. The impeachment probe of U.S. President Donald Trump is one example.

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