A portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping at an exhibition showcasing China's progress in the past five years at the Beijing Exhibition Centre. Photo: AFP
Rana Mitter
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Opinion

On Reflection by Rana Mitter

A global China must ask itself awkward questions. Is it ready?

China seeks to lead the modern world. Yet its reaction to scholar Xu Zhangrun’s veiled criticism of Xi Jinping suggests its attitude to intellectuals is stuck in the past

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A portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping at an exhibition showcasing China's progress in the past five years at the Beijing Exhibition Centre. Photo: AFP
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