The Trouble With a 'China Model'

James Fallows explains why the country's path to success can never be replicated.

Leaders in Beijing would like to put their country forward as an alternative to Western-style democracy -- a new paradigm that can be transferred to the rest of the developing world. But James Fallows argues here that modern China is sui generis, and that its formula for succes could never be replicated by any other nation. 


Jennie Rothenberg Gritz is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she edits digital features.

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