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With its growing middle class, manufacturing sector and military, China is emerging as a powerful player on the world stage. But does the rise of China mean the decline of the United States? What new responsibilities accompany China's new power? And what internal challenges must China overcome if it is truly to succeed in its development?

This Stanley Foundation video, filmed in November of 2008, probes those questions through interviews with various journalists, including the Atlantic's James Fallows.


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