Red-caped Supermen sell phones outside of the Total Fitness Club in the mall in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. There are 900 million cell phones in China and the West has long predicted that economic growth would eventually bring democracy.
As James Mann points out in his book, "The China Fantasy," the idea that China will evolve into a democracy as its middle class grows continues to underlie the U.S.’s China policy, providing the central rationale for maintaining close ties with an unapologetically authoritarian regime.
- RANDY OLSON
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- China's Bling Dynasty_National Geographic Magazine 5/2008