Germany, Canada, Turkey - they are all hedging their bets on China's economic might. But the combination of Western capitalism and homegrown party politics is showing cracks. As China prospers, it must address endemic corruption, inequalities and the thorny question of human rights.
China's growing international power has done little to improve the situation for domestic minorities and dissenters. The West must insist that China meets not only international economic standards, but good governance standards as well.
China's rise should not blind us to the darker sides of the country's political culture. Dissidents like Ai Weiwei and Ni Yulan continue to face detention and repression for defending the civic and political rights of others.