China’s Historical Cycles of Center vs Regional Control; can it avert regional implosion this time?

On a larger scale, when you look at the “Big Picture History” of China, one sees constant periods of expansion and contractions fueled by strong Central rule and Regional power grab. With the uneven growth in China – Rural/Urban, North/South, Coastal/Inland – the fissures that have ensured the cycles in earlier history of China may emerge yet again.

They may or may not, because – mindful of that probably – Communist party in China has always ruled with an iron hand and an opaque national consciousness. So, they may be able to avert the danger of Regional Aversion longer than other rulers have. But how long?

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