Many claims about China's future breakup are based on hearsay and flawed assumptions. This article shows that China's political system is still authoritative; that China's governability has in fact increased; and that central economic and political control over regions has remained substantial.
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Working Paper 95–01, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, 1995.
WCFIA Working Paper 95-01. Later published as: 'Why China Will Not Collapse' in Foreign Policy, No. 99, June 1995: pp. 54-69.