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Will the China dream turn sour?

The world does not need a grumpy, nationalistic China

By Jonathan Fenby  

The world's economic fortunes are tied to China's © Patrick Rodwell

The great leap forward which began for real two decades after Mao Zedong’s disastrous attempt to spur industrial growth in the late 1950s has been the most important global event since the end of the Cold War. It has made more people materially better off in a short space of time than ever before in human history. But that achievement is now facing an array of…

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