By Angang Hu

The quick velocity and grand scale of China's upward push have produced a heady mix of ask yourself and consternation within the West. Is China on course to turn into a superpower? What could that suggest for the remainder of the realm? Economist Hu Angang ways those questions via research of 3 significant dimensions of China's upward thrust: its total fiscal and social improvement; advances in schooling, technological know-how, and know-how (including replacement energy); and the most likely problems posed via source shortage, environmental degradation, and weather change.

After 3 a long time of remarkable monetary progress, China is now domestic to the world's second-largest economic climate. it's the world's greatest exporter and its second-largest patron of strength (as good as #1 in carbon emissions). Extrapolating from those seismic alterations, Hu forecasts that via 2020 China becomes a "mature, liable, and tasty superpower" that might give a contribution, along the eu Union, to the "end of the unipolar period ruled by means of the United States."

China in 2020 provides a local chinese language viewpoint at the demanding situations and possibilities that Beijing will face as its worldwide footprint expands. via a meticulous exam of China's improvement trajectory, Hu Angang explains how his nation—as the world's greatest rising market—will influence international monetary development, overseas direct funding flows, power intake, and carbon dioxide emissions. He proposes a accomplished strategic framework to lead the subsequent degree of China's upward push, looking to maximize the country's optimistic influence at the global and reduce the destructive externalities of its meteoric development.

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