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China: witnessing the birth of a superpower

The Guardian

The Guardian’s China correspondent writes his farewell article as he leaves the country after ten years of reporting. It’s an intriguing résumé of what he experienced from what he calls «a front-row seat to watch 200-odd years of industrial development playing at fast forward on a continent-wide screen with a cast of more than a billion».