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Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 19:30

An Emerging Power: Is China Ready?

James Fallows

National Correspondent,

The Atlantic Monthly

 Embassy of Mexico


Moxige Dashiguan Sanlitun 5 Dong Wu Jie

American journalist James Fallows is nearing the end of a three-year stint traveling through and reporting on China along with his wife, Deborah. He has published some of his findings in his new book Postcards from Tomorrow Square, and is at work on another. He will discuss with us the various aspects of China's emergence as an international power – economic, diplomatic, cultural, and perhaps military – and whether this development should be welcomed, feared, or both.

James Fallows is National Correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly. He has worked for the magazine for more than 25 years, based in Washington DC, Seattle, Berkeley, Austin, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, and now Beijing. His writings have won the American Book Award and the National Magazine Award, and before joining the magazine, he was chief speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter. He is originally from southern California and was educated at Harvard and Oxford.