In conclusion, the findings laid out in the previous chapters show that when activists choose the right transnational strategies and local alliances, a powerless social group can expand its freedom and social space to engage in a broader social agenda, even under strict authoritarian rule. By providing details on the reasoning, mechanisms, and cases, and also elaborating on comparisons between religions, cities, and China and Vietnam, I hope that my readers can see there is hope of advancing not just religious freedom, but also other dimensions of human rights in similar authoritarian contexts.
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