The Wrong Way to Challenge China

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Author(s) Jim Hoagland
Source The Washington Post
Date June 17, 2007
Quotes-start.png "China's rulers will use any blatant foreign "obstructionism" to whip up nationalist fervor and to focus resentment not on the lack of democracy in China, where it belongs, but on outsiders who would supposedly deny the Chinese people a moment in the sun. A smarter approach may be to let the natural pressures for diversity and change, which the Games will bring on their own, assert themselves inside China." Quotes-end.png

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