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China, Fragile Superpower: How China's Internal Politics Could Derail its Peaceful Rise

By Joanne Myers | Public Affairs | April 5, 2007

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China is the world's fastest growing economy and this alarms many Westerners. Susan Shirk, former State Department deputy assistant secretary for China, finds that the real danger lies in the deep insecurity of its leaders, who face a troubling paradox: The more developed and prosperous the country becomes, the more threatened the leaders feel.

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