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This month’s edition of Prospect contains a range of perspectives on the meaning of the Tiananmen anniversay (see here and here). For our archive selection this month however, we revisit another crucial turning point in recent Chinese history: Beijing’s entry into the WTO in 2001.

If Tim Geithner finds one article to read on his trip to Beijing this week, he could do worse than Lawrence F Kaplan’s China and Freedom, published in Prospect in October 2001.

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