Issue 2, June 2008
|Sample Issue: Modern China: The Promise and Challenge of an Emerging Superpower|
The Chinese narrative is unique, and Western powers in an age of globalization find themselves in unfamiliar territory. As global economies become increasingly integrated and pressing world problems require global solutions, the well-being of all countries is affected by China. Most experts see the international community today as being at a cross-roads: China cannot be ignored, so it must necessarily be either balanced and contained, or engaged as a full-fledged, (and perhaps unconditional) member of the world’s power infrastructure.
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Letter from the Editors
We welcome you to the second edition of the World Savvy Global Affairs Monitor, presenting an overview of the important, enigmatic, and complex country that is modern China. In broad strokes, we have created a thoughtful global citizen’s guide to China’s history, its psyche, its systems, its contradictions, and its challenges as this ancient civilization continues its ascent to considerable power on the 21st Century world stage.
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