China's Hidden Democratic Legacy

Author: Orville H. Schell, Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society
July/August 2004
Foreign Affairs

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China is finding it ever more difficult to straddle the divide between its anachronistic political system and its booming market economy. A reconsideration of the country's political future must come soon. Fortunately, China can find guidance in its own history: a previous generation of reformers who sought to balance the imperatives of modernity with the best aspects of Chinese tradition.

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