onsdag 21. oktober 2015

"China’s economic growth is a force for good"

As Britain rolls out the red carpet for China’s president, draping the communist leader in as much pomp and circumstance as can be mustered, there is excitable talk of a “golden era” in our relationship with Beijing. Difficult issues such as cyber-terrorism and human rights are brushed under the carpet as we bow before the new global powerhouse, while alarmed commentators talk about Western decline. Yet the remarkable rise of China should be welcomed. Last year, on one measure, it became the world’s biggest economy, overtaking the United States (which had held the title for 142 years). Read more