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:
Go buy the book here. It's great.
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