The new edition of this striking atlas charts the profound changes taking place within China as well as their implications for the world at large.
China is the world’s fastest-growing economy, and a major trading nation. With its entrepreneurial outlook and population of 1.3 billion, it offers unique opportunities for domestic and overseas investors.
The atlas maps a country of marked disparities – between urban and rural, east and west, rich and poor. The topics covered range from China’s position and influence in the world to the structure of the communist party-state, and the power and influence of its leaders. It addresses the environmental problems caused by China’s rapid development, and reveals the huge disparity in educational and economic and opportunities, diet and healthcare experienced by its people – not only those in different areas of the country, but between rural and urban near-neighbours.
Co-authored with Stephanie Hemelryk Donald