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China's hard power and hurt feelings

No perceived slight is too small for Beijing to start throwing its weight around

KEITH B. RICHBURG | China

China's Communist authorities must consider their 1.3 billion citizens as exceptionally fragile souls, prone to having their feelings hurt at the smallest slight. Not only are Chinese restricted from openly saying what they want, they also must be protected from any form of offensive speech that might cause undue anxiety.

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