The Glory of Games is Fraught With Risk – Evan Osnos

From The Chicago Tribune:

The dawn of 2008 opens an extraordinary period in China’s rise that is likely to thrust the nation into a greater role in world affairs than at any time in recent history. But this moment of potential also carries enormous risk: 2008 is likely to test China’s fragile economic boom, its tolerance of free expression, and its willingness to pursue peace or confrontation abroad. [Full Text]