The View From China

Ai Weiwei's "stunning" art and an inside look at a bolder nation

"How do we have a new superpower relationship between China and the United States when they seem obsessed with trying to tap into every financial and military system we have?" asked journalist Mike Barnicle on MSNBC's Morning Joe, in a discussion of TIME's June 17 cover story, "The World According to China." The article, by Hannah Beech, examined the tensions within China, whose confident new President, Xi Jinping, presents an image of a bold, ambitious nation despite the exodus of many successful Chinese to the West.

Max Fisher of the Washington Post praised the story for its take on "a mighty...

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