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Xu Dongdong/ WSJ via Getty Images

Xu Dongdong/ WSJ via Getty Images

Review: West Pacific Showdown

Spurred by three decades of economic growth, Beijing is beefing up its navy in the South China Sea. Should the U.S. be more concerned? Howard W. French reviews ‘Crashback’ by Michael Fabey. WSJ

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If Trump wants to get a sense of America’s troubles with the Middle Kingdom, there are few better places to start than John Pomfret’s ‘The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom.’ By Howard W. French. WSJ

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A generation made up of solitary princes and princesses who bore all of the “wishes that their parents missed out on in the Mao years.” Howard W. French reviews “Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China” by Alec Ash. By Howard W. French. WSJ

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China and Global Nuclear Order: From Estrangement to Active Engagement by Nicola Horsburgh

China’s Military Power: Assessing Current and Future Capabilities by Roger Cliff

China’s Coming War with Asia by Jonathan Holslag

London Review of Books

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The hard work and enterprise of China’s people—not Communist Party policies—have lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. By Howard W. French. WSJ

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The twin pillars of Mao’s campaign were uprooting supposed reactionaries and the promotion of sycophancy. By Howard W. French. WSJ

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