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Imagining a Democratic China

Dec 2, 2015 | 09:02 GMT
China is one of the few credible challengers to U.S. political, economic and military supremacy.

Many have come to speculate that, given the economic challenges threatening the government's political legitimacy, China may adapt to domestic and international pressures by transitioning to a quasi-democratic system like many of its Asian neighbors. However, it may not be likely, not only because of the Communist Party's founding ideology but also, and more importantly, because of China's status and identity as a great power....

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