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Global Financial Crisis Threatens World's Autocrats

First Posted: 04/17/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:10 PM ET

China

The American Prospect:

Gansu is one of interior China's most forlorn provinces, one that has gone largely unnoticed by the outside world. When I worked in rural Gansu two years ago, I met few people who had ever left their hometown. In one tiny village, ethnic minority Muslims were eking out a living as farmers in the dusty, arid climate and sleeping in simple stone huts that looked like they'd been built centuries earlier. Most villagers had never met a foreigner before.

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