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This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy are joined by Damian Ma, author of In Line Behind a Billion People, a new book for China-watchers looking at how China’s lack of affordable housing, its food and air pollution, and the country’s poor education system, as well as its pervasive “moral scarcity” are going to affect global politics as well as China’s own further drive to modernization over the next twenty years.

For those who haven’t heard of our guest yet, Damien Ma is a Fellow at The Paulson Institute. He was previously a lead China analyst at the Eurasia Group, where he specialized in Chinese energy and commodities markets, industrial policy, China’s relations with America, as well as China’s social and Internet policies. Before joining the Eurasia Group, Ma managed publications for The US-China Business Council in Washington. He has written for The Atlantic Monthly online and has been published in a number of prominent journals including Foreign Affairs, The New Republic, Slate, and Foreign Policy.

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Books

10.28.13

In Line Behind a Billion People

DAMIEN MA, WILLIAM ADAMS

Nearly everything you know about China is wrong! Yes, within a decade, China will have the world’s largest economy. But that is the least important thing to know about China. In this enlightening book, two of the world’s leading China experts turn the conventional wisdom on...


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