Witnessing the Birth of a Superpower

The Guardian’s outgoing Asia environment correspondent Jonathan Watts reviews his nine years of reporting from China before taking up a new role as the newspaper’s Latin America correspondent next month. This has...

Toxic Tale Shines at China Environmental Press Awards

The Guardian’s Jonathan Watts reveals the results of the second China Environmental Press Awards: Yang Chuanmin of Southern Metropolitan Daily won the in-depth investigation award for the second year in a row, firmly...

To become a 21st century hegemon, China will need toshare its wealth

As part of the Guardian’s weeklong special about China, Isabel Hilton writes that in order for China to reach global superpower status, it first has to “share the internal wealth and build a more equal, well-educated society.” She writes, “Only two big ideas now survive from Mao’s copious outpourings: one is a truculent nationalism that […]



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