Dissidents, dams and Top Chinese

Well, another newspaper, and one which I often much admire for its eccentricity, yesterday decided to devote its front page to how this was going to be China’s year, the moment when, at last, China would bestride the world, like Caesar of old. Well, other journalists have said much the same, but not with the grandiloquence of this author.

“Here comes the world’s newest superpower,” he began. “China is set to make 2008 the year it asserts its status as a global colossus by flexing frightening economic muscle on international markets, enjoying unprecedented levels of domestic consumption and showcasing itself to a watching world with a glittering 20bn Olympic Games.” [continues…]

By Richard Spencer, Telegraph

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