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Is China run by neocons?

Controversy surrounds Naomi Klein's interpretation of the China æmiracleÆ, but a recent World Bank report offers her support.
Naomi Klein, in her book ôThe Shock Doctrine The rise of disaster capitalismö has caused a furore in her interpretation of the Chinese economic miracle although the latter would certainly not be her choice of word.

Broadly speaking, she argues that the Tiananmen Massacre of 1989 was the æshockÆ enabling the government to impose æneoconÆ economic policies which Klein describes as æthe elimination of the public sphere, total liberation for corporations, and skeletal social spendingÆ on citizens traumatised and intimidated by the events of that bloody year.

ItÆs a charge that Klein believes compares with other applications of the æshock doctrineÆ in Latin America, South Korea in 1998, and the Eastern Bloc after the...
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