Today’s China

The prediction of Alain Peyrefitte, the French scholar and politician, in 1973, has been realized and China has truly “awakened”. Today, it has embraced modernity and market economy far beyond people’s wildest imagination.

The contrast between old and new and the speed of life here are mesmerizing and sometimes difficult to grasp for an old “China hand” like me. “Fascinating time” as my Chinese friends say …… but it comes at a heavy price.

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