Today the People''s Republic of China has proved to be one of the so-called world''s superpowers. With its economy experiencing significant growth and the government welcoming more and more foreign investors, it has become clear that China is determined to face the United States in a tough rivalry for the position of world''s number one economic powerhouse. Some of Chinese corporations have already reached the top end of various rankings created to determine industry giants. Human rights activists warn that the country has not yet solved issues like the lack of freedom of speech or censorship, thus claiming that the Chinese economic success should not provide a smoke cover for its mishaps in other fields. In order to find out more about China as an emerging player in the global market – read this book.