Hu Jintao is visiting London as president of a China at its most powerful for 200 years. It now needs resources to keep its factories running, its people sated. Its leaders want the economy to more than triple by 2020. For some, it is the business opportunity of a lifetime, but for others, the geostrategic and environmental threat of the century. In a two-part series, the Guardian examines how China is changing our world.
See also “From the exiles: pride and protest” from the Guardian and “Climate, economy on agenda as China’s Hu meets Blair” from Reuters.