FORTHCOMING BOOK: Council member Jocelyn Chey has signposted this forthcoming book to all those China-enthusiasts. The book is edited by Yiping Huang and Miaojie Yu and is due for release on 30 October 2012.
China’s rise has also raised two important questions. The first concerns the stability and the sustainability of China’s growth, which has been accompanied by growing internal and external imbalances, rising inequality at home, environmental degradation and an increased risk of catastrophic climate change, and has happened in spite of the continuing, if diminished, role of the state in many sectors of the economy. The second concerns trying to guess what the effect of China’s rise will be on its relations with the rest of the region, the world and the existing global order. It seems only a matter of time until China becomes the world’s largest economy, and history suggests that it is unthinkable that this event would be without geopolitical consequences.
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