China's Future: A Paradox of Hope and Fear

China, a country long known for economic strife and international isolation, has been transformed within less than three decades into the World's foremost frontier of rapid development and economic globalization. Yet China's rapid rise on the World stage is a paradox of hope and fear, for China itself and for the whole World. This discussion address three interrelated issues regarding China's paradoxical future: socio-economic and demographic trends in the Chinese-American Culture, the dynamics in the Chinese leadership, and the daunting challenges that China faces in the years ahead.

Festival: 2007

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