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The Secret Behind China's Rapid Rise


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The skyline of Beijing's central business district on February 19, 2013.
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The skyline of Beijing's central business district on February 19, 2013.

When he first visited Beijing in 1975, Orville Schell noticed a country that lacked advertisements, private cars and private property. Today, China possesses the world's second largest economy. Schell, the director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society, and his co-author John Delury, a senior fellow at the Center, discuss how China rapidly climbed the global economic ladder in their new book, "Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-First Century." They join us in the studio.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • John Delury, senior fellow at the Center on U.S.-China Relations, and assistant professor of international studies at Yonsei University
  • Orville Schell, director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York City

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