Vladimir Putin

Duncan, James S.

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The last two decades of China's development from a semi-feudal, semi-colonial state into a position of world power and one of growing leadership in Asia. The "Great Leap Forward" since the Communist government took over power just ten years ago. A description of China's development and achievements, and the nature of her people and society now. Reasons for the success of Communism in China, and a brief history of China's revolution under Chairman Mao Tse-tung. Signs that not all is well in the commune system. The generally low stage of living conditions. A detailed discussion of the issue of recognition of the People's Republic of China. The danger of cold war, rather than hot war, with China. The changing economic status of developing nations. Hanging onto our markets over the next 20 or 30 years. Meeting emerging influences. Changing our preconceived ideas, including those concepts of racial superiority. The time for a reappraisal of the position of China and all of Asia in relation to the Western World.