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Feature: How the Communist Party’s controlling urges hinder China’s start-up revolution

Can an elephant learn to dance? That’s the question raised by the efforts of China’s lumbering state machinery to foster start-ups and innovation in Shenzhen. Once famed only for its sprawl, malls and smoky factories, China’s oldest Special Economic Zone is awash with state money as it looks to reinvent itself as an innovation hub. […]