Tania Branigan: China’s Momentous 2008

Tania Branigan recounts extraordinary events from the last 12 months in China and introduces video highlights of the year. Click here to see the videos on the Guardian blog:

This autumn, the chill winds of the world’s economic crisis reached Chinese shores, leaving millions jobless. As the year ends, celebrations of the 30th anniversary of its economic reforms – which have lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty – are muted by the outlook for 2009. The country will enter this new year with rather more trepidation than the last.