Among the challenges facing China's rise, Beijing must resolve regional dilemmas that threaten to undermine the country's cohesiveness. Massive internal migration from rural to urban areas has exacerbated pre-existing inequalities. Ethnic autonomy movements, such as that of Xinjiang's Uighur population, have gained global traction as a result of China's opening to the world. And the tensions due to Hong Kong's separate governance system have implications for an eventual accommodation with Taiwan and the prospects for a Greater China.
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