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Chinese Scholar: China’s Society Could Be Sliding Into Disorder

Residents demanding compensation for damages to their homes after a massive explosion in Tianjin on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Traynor)
Residents demanding compensation for damages to their homes after a massive explosion in Tianjin on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Traynor)

The enormous chasm in today’s China between the rich, privileged classes and the masses of poor could destabilize the nation, a prominent Chinese scholar has...

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