Authored by Yuen Yuen Ang via Project Syndicate, In contemporary China, profound political transformation can – and has – taken place in the absence of regime change or Western-style democratization. The starkest example is the period of “reform and opening” that began in 1978 under Deng Xiaoping’s charge.
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Can China survive? The USSR was too big. Probably the USA is too.
I don’t know enough to predict, but it certainly seems possible.
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