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The State China's In,
This review is from: The Writing On The Wall: China And The West In The 21St Century (Paperback)
The Writing On The Wall China And The West In The 21st Century by Will Hutton writes in a narrative style that would be familar to readers of The State We're In. Hutton covers how the teachings of Confucius led to a 'modern society' in China when my ancestors were building Brú na Bóinne.
How the western colonial powers (notably the UK, France, Germany and the US) managed to embarrass and humble the celestial kingdom. the hard choices which the communist party had to make and the hard road that the country has walked to gain its present status and the challenges that the party faces in maintaining an even keel.
Whilst Hutton is critical of some Chinese measures, he points out were the west has made similar mistakes and the lessons learned from them.