December 5, 2012

The Dark Side of China's Rise

Frank Ching, Globe and Mail

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China’s new leader, Xi Jinping, has issued a call for action to realize “the cause of national rejuvenation,” which he describes as “the greatest dream for the Chinese nation in modern history.” Mr. Xi held up two goals: the achievement of a moderately prosperous society by about 2020 (when Mr. Xi will in all likelihood still be the country’s leader) and the construction of a strong, civilized and harmonious socialist country by the middle of the century.

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