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China’s future: status quo, reform, or chaos?

The Communist Party had a deal with the Chinese people: "We let you make money, and you let us rule.” But now it is falling apart

By Roger Garside  

A man walks past a building covered in portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Shanghai, Saturday, March 26, 2016. According to neighbors, the building's owners have been involved in a long-running dispute with government officials over the fate of the building, which housed a number of small businesses and is slated to be demolished for construction of a subway line. ©AP/Press Association Images

A man walks past a building covered in portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Shanghai, Saturday, March 26, 2016. According to neighbors, the building's owners have been involved in a long-running dispute with government officials over the fate of the building, which housed a number of small businesses and is slated to be demolished for construction of a subway line. ©AP/Press Association Images A man passes a building covered in portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Shanghai, 26th March. The building’s owners have allegedly been involved in a dispute…

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