What’s Your China Fantasy? – David M. Lampton & James Mann

Foreign Policy’s website has posted a debate between James Mann and David Lampton over China’s political future (Read a CDT interview with on this issue here):

070515 SoldierNearly two decades after the Tiananmen Square clampdown, China remains a tightly controlled state ruled by the Communist Party. But just how repressive is the Middle Kingdom today, and is it becoming any more free as it grows in economic clout? Veteran reporter James Mann has his doubts”and his controversial new book accuses U.S. leaders and prominent scholars like David M. Lampton of peddling unduly optimistic assumptions about China’s rise. In this often heated FP debate, Lampton and Mann go toe-to-toe on the uncertain political future of the world’s most populous country. [Full text]

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