China’s 1.25 billion people comprise nearly a quarter of the world’s population. More people live in China than in North America, the European Union, and the former Soviet countries combined. But what do we really know about these millions of people? And what is the future of their frequently misunderstood, increasingly powerful country? In The Chinese, Jasper Becker, China’s premier resident western correspondent, strips the country of its myths and captures the Chinese as they really live.
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