China Past Due: Facing the Consequences of Control

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Parade at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing (Photo: Mary Kay Magistad)

China's leaders face great challenges and great expectations. Economic growth is slowing, the population is aging, and the environment is in a state of crisis. In the midst of it all, the Chinese people increasingly expect a different kind of relationship with their government — one of citizens and not subjects. A five-part series by The World's China correspondent Mary Kay Magistad.