At the beginning of the twenty-first century the world seems to be turning for China like never before in its history. In this process it is following a logic of integration, which had been brought out by globalisation and skilfully strengthened by the Chinese leadership. The first big surprise of the century was that the world economic crisis drove investors into the Middle Kingdom, as companies are forced to open up new markets and to produce their goods more cheaply. Further surprises were to follow: the Olympic committee entrusted Peking with the most important large-scale event in the world in 2008.
KeywordsChinese Government International Energy Agency Chinese Leadership Foreign Exchange Reserve Chinese Bank
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