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Is a Buddhist group changing China? Or is China changing it?

The approach has won it high-level support; President Xi Jinping is one of its backers

Ian Johnson | NYT 

For most of her life, Shen Ying was disappointed by the world she saw around her. She watched China’s economic rise in this small city in the Yangtze River Valley, and she found a foothold in the new middle class, running a convenience store in a strip mall. Yet prosperity felt hollow. She worried about losing her shop if she didn’t wine and dine and pay off the right officials. Recurring scandals about unsafe food or tainted infant formula made by once-reputable companies upset her. She recalled the values her father had tried to instill in her — honesty, ...

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First Published: Sun, June 25 2017. 15:36 IST
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