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David Shambaugh
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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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David Shambaugh

David Shambaugh

David Shambaugh is an internationally recognized authority and author on contemporary China and the international relations of Asia. He is currently professor of political science and international affairs and the director of the China Policy Programme at George Washington University. Prior to that, he was reader in Chinese politics in the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, where he also served as editor of The China Quarterly. As an author, he has published more than 30 books and 300 articles.