The Color of China

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Minxin Pei warns that China's rise may be in its last stages, but Jonathan Anderson says China's GDP juggernaut will continue going strong.

Issue: Mar-Apr 2009

China’s meteoric economic rise has created its share of admirers and its share of detractors, not to mention an equal measure of fear that Beijing may either succeed or fail. Can China harness the strengths of its economy for the good or will its deep societal ills rise to the surface? Pei argues that the effects of severe environmental degradation, an unruly populace and a diseased infrastructure cannot be underestimated. Anderson believes China’s GDP juggernaut will continue going strong. It may even break world records.

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