I look back at my more than 20 years going to China and, without doubt, the Chinese people today live far better lives. Both material goods and personal freedoms have never been greater.
Rising labor costs, innovation drive prompt companies to use more machines in manufacturing.
When the American coffeehouse chain Starbucks unveiled plans for a redesign of its outlet in the city of Fuzhou recently, it was clear that locals were in for a special treat.
It's very rarely that a young writer gets a novel published, even more so that it goes on to be a big seller and a film.
There is a parallel between the Chinese economy over the past 30 years and a lazy student who suddenly has decided to open his books, says Zhang Weiying, one of China's leading economists.
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