China is doing many things right these days and is certainly poised to become the leading, or near-leading, economic power in the world. However, China still has a problem with its human rights record. There is certainly no critical mass calling on China to improve that record. The US is currently unwilling, for financial reasons, to preach about human rights; even if that weren’t the case, it now lacks the moral standing to do so (it has its own problems spying on its citizens, illegally invading Iraq and torturing prisoners at Guantanamo.) So for now, China has no major obstacles.
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