Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India is an avowed student of the Chinese experiment. Is it so far-fetched to imagine that he would help to create comparable pressures on speech for institutions doing business with India? The more China’s strategy succeeds, the more likely it is to spread. Modi has not shied away from controversy in making Indian policy, so the domestic pressure to follow the Chinese model could be quite strong.
My impression is that many Chinese see any Western criticism of the government of China as a violation of their civil rights, with civil rights being understood in the Current Year mode as meaning that all nonwhites have the right to never have to put up with any impertinence from whites.