Is China's rise unstoppable? Powered by the human capital of 1.3 billion citizens, the latest technological advances, and a comparatively efficient system of state-directed capitalism, China seems poised to become the global superpower this century. But the Middle Kingdom also faces a series of challenges. From energy scarcity to environmental degradation to political unrest and growing global security burdens, a host of factors could derail China's global ascent.
In this edition of The Munk Debates - Canada's premier international debate series - former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and CNN's Fareed Zakaria square off against leading historian Niall Ferguson and world-renowned economist David Daokui Li to debate the biggest geopolitical issue of our time: Does the 21st century belong to China?
Highly electrifying and thoroughly engrossing, the Munk Debate on China is the first formal public debate Dr. Kissinger has participated in on China's future, and includes exclusive interviews with Henry Kissinger and David Daokui Li.
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Does the 21st Cent Belong To China?
A good starting point but it was SOOOO very much on the surface. Disappointing I'm sure to the audience who attended the debate. I had expected a LOT more depth.
I don't think the problem lies with the debaters, rather the time allotted for such an important and wide topic. In retrospect I should have noticed the # of pages...
A recommended reading list would have been a great idea, or did I miss that in the many pages following the transcript? I'll go back and check...