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David Shambaugh
Opinion

Opinion

David Shambaugh

China at 70 must take on its greatest challenge yet – political reform and opening up

  • The People’s Republic can be proud of its achievements to become a world power. But its turn in the past 10 years towards greater political and social controls takes it back to the repressive past, instead of a future in which it can realise its full potential

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Cary Huang
Cary Huang
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

Sino File by Cary Huang

China at 70 has much to celebrate, but its biggest challenges lie ahead

  • Beijing will showcase its growing economic, technological and military might with a lavish parade to mark the 70th year of Communist Party rule
  • But despite its rising influence, China will need to embrace modern governance to be considered a true superpower

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