Re "How China Sees the World" [June 17]: There is no denying that the rapid growth of the Chinese economy is a great achievement. However, despite all the hype over the rise of another superpower, China has even failed to establish a status of supremacy in the heart of its own people, let alone the world. Rampant corruption, deteriorating living environment, massive food-safety scandals, frequent outflow of talent and a judicial system largely skewed in favor of the ruling class — this is not the image people would associate with a superpower.

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