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November 11, 2011 5:00 PM

China's economic rise hasn't brought moves toward democracy

A juxtaposition of the two events — a stage-managed election marred by thuggish behavior and the West's lender of last resort looking for cash — was a reminder of a central question surrounding China's growing strength on the world stage: What are the consequences of an opaque, authoritarian government hurtling toward such immense international power?

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