China at the Tipping Point?: From “Fart People” to Citizens

@article{Link2013ChinaAT,
  title={China at the Tipping Point?: From “Fart People” to Citizens},
  author={Perry Link and Perry Xiao Qiang},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  year={2013},
  volume={24},
  pages={79 - 85}
}
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