Figures released by the International Monetary Fund on 16 August 2010 revealed that China had overtaken Japan to become the world’s second-largest economy. Within a generation it had gone from being an isolated society that could barely feed its own people to the largest producer of steel and concrete on the planet, a vital link in global production chains and, since 2008, the most important engine for global economic growth.
Limits to the superpower’s bellicosity
The China Choice: Why America Should Share Power
by Hugh White
Black Inc., $29.99 pb, 194 pp, 9781863955621
Nick Bisleyis Professor of International Relations at La Trobe University and a Visiting Fellow at the East–West...
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