January 5, 2012

China's War Against Harry Potter

Stephen M. Walt, Foreign Policy

AP Photo

Forgive me, but China's leader sounds a lot like a stodgy high school principal trying to stop teenagers from wearing gangsta rap T-shirts, and telling the Music Department to get more kids into the marching band instead.

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TAGGED: China, Hu Jintao


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