China Rising: The Last Frontier

Almost anything goes these days--but you still can't oppose the Communist Party. Will China ever really be free?

We are sitting in a Starbucks coffee shop in the toniest neighborhood in Shanghai, around the corner from the Louis Vuitton store, and Wang Ling is getting steamed up over being evicted from her home. "They're liars," she says, pulling out official documents. "They're not going according to government regulations!" The Wangs got caught up in the dealings of a shady property tycoon who is serving three years in jail for stock manipulation--but not before they and thousands of others were tossed out of their homes to make way for the tycoon's now deferred project. They allege the developer got the property...

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