Mongolia has seen a wave of protests in response to soaring inflation. The demonstrators have rallied around the slogan “we want to live” — damning the disappointed promises of the country’s postsocialist transition.
Christian Sorace is coeditor of Proletarian China: A Century of Chinese Labour and Afterlives of Chinese Communism: Political Concepts from Mao to Xi. He teaches at Colorado College.
Environmental, political, and corruption crises have collided to threaten the core of Mongolia’s democracy.