When reading Chinese political theory, it's striking how often it defies what the West sees as dichotomies: state/markets, sovereignty/internationalism, and so on.

Perhaps this reveals that such dichotomies are more the product of ideology than understanding our institutions.
China does not share these ideological commitments. In order to understand how the Party leadership approaches its goals, we need to understand how they see the world.

Perhaps we will learn something about the secrets of America's own success in the process.
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