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China rises - how China's astonishing growth will change the world
John Farndon
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With a population of 1.25 billion people and an economy that is the second largest in the world, China is a country we all need to take notice of. This entertaining, informative, up-to-date book is the ideal guide to this fascinating countrys present and its future.China is one of the worlds oldest continuous civilizations and has produced some of the most significant human achievements of all time. With its current economic growth and increasing role in international affairs, it is fast becoming one of the most powerful and important countries in the world. But China refuses to conform to the expectations of the outside world. It is a communist state, but one in which business is booming. It is a nation that continues to support North Korea, even as it develops its relationships with the West. The Chinese governments controversial policies, from the one child policy to its history of repression of opposition groups and its policies towards Tibet and Taiwan, place it at odds with many of the worlds most powerful nations. And yet as Chinas economy continues to grow, so will its influence and importance in the world.China Rises reveals the true nature of modern China and looks to the future to examine how Chinas growth will affect all of us. It will give readers a complete picture of this intriguing country as it is now and as it will develop in the future.

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John Farndon is the author of many books on international affairs, including several books in The Economist Business Travellers Guide series and books on subjects ranging from bird flu to Iran.

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China - Economic conditions - 2000-|China - Foreign relations - 1976-|China - Politics and government - 2002-|China - Social conditions - 2000-
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