China's Fate as a Multinational State: a preliminary assessment

@article{Zhu2006ChinasFA,
  title={China's Fate as a Multinational State: a preliminary assessment},
  author={Yuchao Zhu and Dongyan Blachford},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary China},
  year={2006},
  volume={15},
  pages={329 - 348}
}
After the collapse of the two communist multinational states, the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, the fact that China survives as the only communist multinational state poses an interesting question: why does China remain intact and how long will it be able to survive in its present state? This paper tries to address these questions. The analysis is centred on three areas: the formation and characteristics of China's ethnic minorities and their role in this multinational state; the relevant… 

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