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China is already exporting authoritarianism to the developing world

Beijing's Party-state model offers quick path to growth and stability

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Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the Communist Party of China and World Political Parties Summit via video link on July 6: Xi is taking Party-based outreach seriously.   © Xinhua/AP

Benjamin R. Young is assistant professor in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at The Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is author of "Guns, guerrillas, and the Great Leader: North Korea and the Third World.

For only the third time in its 100-year history, the Chinese Communist Party passed a historic resolution last month officially elevating Xi Jinping alongside Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping to the pantheon of great Party leaders.

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