The Chinese state has staked its legitimacy on providing economic growth, stability and an ever increasing stature for China on the world stage. The 2008 Olympics had to be flawless.
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You can fix buck teeth or crooked baby teeth and eventually lose your baby fat. But that takes time--as does cleaning up air pollution or reconciling a totalitarian government with its increasingly more open society.
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