May 3, 2012
China's Hardliners Strike Back
Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest
Chen's flight may not reverberate as deeply in China itself - dissidents are often better known and more closely followed outside the country than in - but the incident appears to have given hardliners a desperately needed issue, and the consequences for Chinese politics, US-China relations and the political fortunes of the Obama administration could be serious.
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