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: September 2004

The Latin Americanization of China?

By: George J. Gilboy and Eric Heginbotham

Description: Land reforms aimed at raising rural incomes and promoting urbanization could accelerate the crisis already building in China's cities. If urban legal and social reforms fail to keep pace, China could face intensifying conflict between a burgeoning class of have-nots and an entitled minority, a consolidated alliance between political leaders and business and social elites, and a host of other social and political ills familiar to many Latin American states.

Volume: 103
Issue: 674
Page: 256

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