After the fall of the other big communist powers, how has the People’s Republic of China survived? More pointedly, how did China’s regime emerge, seemingly all-powerful, from the 1989 Tiananmen Square killings and similar events in more than 300 other cities?
Certain anecdotes lend some clarity to the question.
British Prime Minister David Cameron and his entourage were about to enter Beijing’s Great Hall of the People on Nov. 9, 2010, when a Chinese official asked them to remove red poppies from their lapels. These poppies are worn by millions of Britons eve
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