Because the world's oldest non-stop civilization and so much populous kingdom, with the fastest-growing financial system, China is experiencing profound social, monetary, and political switch. a close exploration of the country's lengthy, wealthy heritage paired with its complicated current makes China a exceptional reference that provides an eye-opening, thought-provoking and authoritative visible consultant to at least one of the world's nice countries. writer BIO: Written through a world staff of China experts.
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