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The Big Story

What China's economic miracle left behind

How human rights fell by the wayside as the economy boomed

KENJI KAWASE, Nikkei Asian Review chief business news correspondent | China

HONG KONG -- In his 10,000-word essay decrying China's increasing authoritarianism, Xu Zhangrun studiously avoided mentioning President Xi Jinping by name. But his readers -- and China's censors -- did not need it spelled out for them.

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