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Deep Dive: Is China the Threat It’s Made Out to Be?

The last year has seen a clear trend toward a more authoritarian China at home and a more aggressive China overseas. As the world’s most populous country becomes increasingly economically dominant from the South China Sea to Africa — and embarks on the world’s most ambitious global infrastructure project since the Marshall Plan — what’s the reality of the threat from America’s most important “frenemy”?

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Audio/Video: Asia

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