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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9780753521052
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

China Rises

How China's Astonishing Growth Will Change the World




WHAT WE ALL NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS RISING WORLD POWER

With a population of 1? billion people and the world’s second largest economy, China is fast becoming one of the most powerful and important countries in the world. But while it is one of the world’s oldest civilisations, China refuses to conform to expectations. The country’s controversial policies, ranging from the one child policy to the repression of opposition groups, have placed it at odds with other world powers, and yet its influence in the world is growing ever stronger. We all need to know more about this fascinating country.

John Farndon explores the changing face of modern China and its fundamental contradictions, as a communist state where business is booming, as a nation that continues to support North Korea even as it develops its relationships with the West. Getting to the heart of these and other inconsistencies, Farndon gives a fascinating introduction to the country as it is now and as it will be in the future, revealing how China’s changing face will affect us all.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9780753521052
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the Author

John Farndon

John Farndon is the author of many books on contemporary issues, including the bestselling Do you Think you are Clever? and The World's Greatest Idea (Icon Books). He also writes widely for children, including Do Not Open (Dorling Kindersley), and has been shortlisted four times for the Royal Society Junior Book Prize. He lives in Islington, London.

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