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Does the 21st Century Belong to China?

The Munk Debate on China The Munk Debates

Written by Dr. Henry Kissinger • Written by Niall Ferguson • Written by Fareed Zakaria • Written by David Daokui Li

Published October 01, 2011 | ISBN 9781770890633

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Does the 21st Century Belong to China?

The Munk Debate on China

The Munk Debates

Dr. Henry Kissinger • Niall Ferguson • Fareed Zakaria • David Daokui Li

Is China's rise unstoppable? Powered by the human capital of 1.3 billion citizens, the latest technological advances, and a comparatively efficient system of state-directed capitalism, China seems poised to become the global superpower this century. But the Middle Kingdom also faces a series of challenges. From energy scarcity to environmental degradation to political unrest and growing global security burdens, a host of factors could derail China's global ascent.

In this edition of The Munk Debates - Canada's premier international debate series - former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and CNN's Fareed Zakaria square off against leading historian Niall Ferguson and world-renowned economist David Daokui Li to debate the biggest geopolitical issue of our time: Does the 21st century belong to China?

Highly electrifying and thoroughly engrossing, the Munk Debate on China is the first formal public debate Dr. Kissinger has participated in on China's future, and includes exclusive interviews with Henry Kissinger and David Daokui Li.

About the Creators

Dr. Henry Kissinger

Dr. Henry Kissinger was the 56th Secretary of State of the United States from 1973 to 1977. He is one of the world's most influential commentators on geopolitics.

Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson is the author of numerous bestselling books. A prolific commentator on contemporary politics and economics, Ferguson is a contributing editor for the Financial Times and senior columnist with Newsweek.

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria is host of CNN's flagship international affairs program, Fareed Zakaria GPS, and the Editor-at-Large of TIME. He is the author of the international bestsellers, The Future of Freedom and The Post-American World.

David Daokui Li

David Daokui Li is the Director of the Center for China in the World Economy at the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

Awards and Praise
[The Munk Debates are] a significant forum for discussing global issues of our age...balanced and thoughtful...