Summary of China

Country Report; October 2013


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What will China’s economy do between now and 2018? Grow. Swallow some problems. Grow more.


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9 Importance

6 Innovation

8 Style


A balanced tone defines the Economist Intelligence Unit’s report on major trends shaping China until 2018. Focused on politics, business and economics, it handles other issues like education or the environment only as they affect those concerns. It touches on darker possibilities, like armed unrest in Tibet or Xinjiang. The analysis and predictions are so clear and cogent that getAbstract recommends them to anyone working with China.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What China’s current economic and political situations are,
  • What changes are likely by 2018, and
  • What challenges China will face.


The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which has ruled since its founding in 1949, faces many political issues between now and 2018. Income inequality, the environment, and ethnic and regional strife drive some, and others relate to conflicts within the CCP. The party will not make major reforms but will...
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