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China's Young Rebels
Re your article on China's linglei, the disaffected young iconoclasts [Feb. 2]: It is good that things are getting better in modern China and that linglei can dare to chase their wildest dreams. Those who are choosing an alternative lifestyle have a new kind of freedom. Whether that will enable them to raise openly the issues that truly matter remains to be seen. In the absence of complete freedom, the progress of linglei may only divert attention from real issues. Let's hope that the wait for free choice, both personal and political, isn't an endless one. Moreover,...

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