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An MIT scholar asks: What would make China use its army?

By Samuel P. Jacobs
August 10, 2008

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AS THE WORLD'S attention focuses on China's first-ever Olympics, the country is staging a glossy, upbeat show of hospitality. But behind that surface of prosperity and welcome, China's government remains a secretive regime immensely preoccupied with its own security. Leaders worry about the country's vast borders and restive minority populations, threatened by resistance from groups in the western province of ... (Full article: 1113 words)

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