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The rise of “everyday freedoms” in China

Over the past 10 years China has built about 20,000km of high-speed rail connections, 20 urban public transport systems, countless roads and highways, and dozens of new airports. At a glance this looks like a massive infrastructure boom – and it is. But at a second glance it represents an unprecedented expansion in human freedom.

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