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China: With [Insert Country Here] Characteristics

Musing Under the Tenement Plan plays around with the phrase “with Chinese characteristics” often used by Chinese officials to explain adaptations of foreign practices to China by searching for similar phrases using different countries’ “characteristics.” Here's what he found.

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  • I suggest these additions to the “____ with Chinese characteristics” list:
    * hegemony
    * peasants
    * toxic spills
    * mining disasters
    * propaganda
    * revisionist history
    * economic terrorism
    Oh, and:
    * nukes

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