By Dorothy-Grace Guerrero, Firoze Manji
China's worldwide enlargement is far spoke of, yet often from the point of view of the West. This specific number of essays written by way of students and activists from China and the worldwide South presents different perspectives at the demanding situations confronted by means of Africa, Latin the United States, and Asia because of China's upward thrust as an important global monetary energy. chinese language reduction, alternate, and investments—driven by way of the desires of its personal economy—present either threats and possibilities for the South, requiring a nuanced research that is going past simplistic caricatures of "good" and "evil." This ebook offers a clean point of view that specializes in the industrial, social, and environmental impression of China's growth. It represents the 1st try and determine a discussion among civil society in China and the worldwide South. members comprise Walden Bello, Luk Tak Chuen, Shalmali Guttal, Yu Xiaogang, Ding Pin, Xu Weizhong, Dot Keet, Barry Sautman, Yan Hairong, Lucy Corkin, Ali Askouri, Yuza Maw Htoon, Khin Zaw Win, Alexandre de Freitas Barbosa, Fu Tao, and Peter Bosshard.
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