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China demonstrates its resilience at 70

It has overcome isolation, poverty and other setbacks to become economic powerhouse

To the dismay of doomsayers and detractors, the resilient People's Republic of China turned 70 on Tuesday, having averted collapse and bouncing back time and again.

China has weathered crisis after crisis in the past seven decades and transformed the world's most populous nation from an economic backwater into a powerhouse.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 03, 2019, with the headline 'China demonstrates its resilience at 70'. Print Edition | Subscribe