But for the first time in years, China’s new year is not roaring in on an economic boom. After years of roaring double-digit growth, China’s export-driven economy has hit the skids. Factories closing. Millions out of work. And a new administration in Washington has already crossed swords with Beijing over the Chinese currency and trade.
China-watcher James Fallows has spent the last two and a half years in the country, digging deep into China’s realities and complexities. This hour, On Point: We're looking at China with James Fallows.
You can join the conversation. What do you see ahead for China, and China-US relations, in the Year of the Ox? What’s your question on China now?Guest:
James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic. He's been based in China since 2006, and his new book, "Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports from China," collects his articles for The Atlantic during that time. He's the author of several other books, including "Blind Into Baghdad: America's War in Iraq" (2006) and "Looking at the Sun: The Rise of the New East Asian Economic and Political System" (1995).
This program aired on January 26, 2009.