James Fallows, The Atlantic

After what feels like years of watching China’s rise, new questions about how sustainable their growth is are creeping up. Manufacturing conditions. Political instability in the face of pending leadership change. Environmental issues. Internet freedom and more — factors seem to be piling and weighing against this global leader. Which way will things go? Few people on this planet are more qualified to offer analysis than James Fallows, National Correspondent of The Atlantic. Former Presidential speechwriter, National Book Award winner, longtime award-winning journalist, he lived and reported from China for much of the last six years. His new book, out in May, is “China Airborne.” (Originally broadcast 4-14-12 on The John Batchelor Show)

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