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Kissinger tells Darien audience about state of China

Richard Lee, Staff Writer
Updated 10:40 pm, Friday, July 29, 2011

DARIEN — Henry Kissinger says China’s economy may be booming, but that doesn’t mean that the awakening Asian giant is without its challenges.

In fact, many of the hundreds of millions of China’s have-nots are beginning to assert themselves, demanding a piece of the pie that is mostly eaten by people in the country’s wealthy metropolitan areas.

Seeing the economic engine slowed by civil unrest or rampant inflation would spell trouble for the rest of the world, Kissinger, secretary of state under former U.S. presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, told about 60 guests assembled Thursday night on the lawn of Robert and Jan Dilenschneider. The audience included Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Bridgeport Diocese Bishop William Lori, Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia, Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei and former WWE CEO and…

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