China's Economy

Arthur R. Kroeber

China's Economy



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China's Economy is a book that is full of history, reflections, and reconstructions. Now in its second edition, it attempts to explain China’s economic model from different angles, to provide an understanding of how China got to its current position, where it is heading in the future, and what the economic, political, and geopolitical implications are for the rest of the world - a highly topical issue that is pushing governments all over the world to ask questions and face some important decisions about the future. China has experienced unprecedented growth in recent decades, and is expected to overtake the United States of America and become the world's largest economic power by 2030.

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Analysis and key concepts


China is establishing itself as a great world power thanks to the enormous growth it has undergone over the last 40 years


China’s evolution began many years ago following changes within the country


A journey through time: from Mao to Xi Jinping, the undisputed leader of modern China


China's success isn't just about the economy


China's agricultural system constitutes one of the major changes of the past 40 years


What China’s rise means for the rest of the world




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Arthur R. Kroeber is a leading expert on China. Based in China since 2002, he is a member of the US-China Relations Commission, and director of GaveKal Dragonomics, an independent research and analysis company. His research focuses on China’s economic role in relation to the rest of the world. For 15 years, he worked as a financial journalist and economic analyst in China, Taiwan, and India. He has collaborated with multiple publications, such as The Economist, The Far Eastern Economic Review, Fortune and Wired,as well as The Financial Timesand Washington Post. 

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Oxford University Press