China’s Burdens

Dana Blankenhorn in China:

I don’t see China getting into a land war on any foreign continent. But there is an obvious generation gap building.

There are all kinds of social revolutions hiding just below the surface but no one with influence, neither public officials nor ordinary members of the middle class, seems willing to see the reality.

One other thing. We keep worrying that China is about to overtake us economically. Forget it.

China is a young country today but thanks to the one-child policy, it is aging rapidly.