Total Recall

What do the Olympics, airplanes and toys have in common? How China can reverse course, and save lives. . . .

Issue: Mar-Apr 2008

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CHINA ONCE languished, a closed economy with several hundred million people living in abject poverty. Today, it is a major engine for world economic growth. It boasts a rising middle class and the world's largest foreign-exchange reserves. There can no longer be talk about global trade without mentioning the dragon, and the American consumer would be hard-pressed to live without goods bearing the "Made in China" label.

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