6 Things I Learned from the Book "Stumbling Giant"

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I read the book Stumbling Giant: The Threats To China's Future by Tim Beardson. It's a great read that offers an alternative view to the theory that China is going to own the 21st century.

Here are six things I learned.

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1. The rate of corruption is staggering:

2. However, China's sheer size means lots ofanecdotalstories on nearly every topic:

3. China's demographics are appalling:

4. Even in modern times, China's government policies have led tooccasionallydisastrous results:

5. It has experienced more disaster than probably any other modern civilization:

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