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China: A land of contradictions?

Steve Kelman, Professor of Public Management, Kennedy School at Harvard

wfedstaff | June 3, 2015 8:29 am

The land of contradictions – that’s what Harvard Professor Steve Kelman calls China.

So is it a powerful country about to take over the world, or a poor, developing country rife with social problems?

Kelman has just returned from Shanghai and says the Western perception of China is all wrong.

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He says after talking with academics and some officials, and from reading the English-language media, his perception is closer to the second image than the first.