In less than four decades, China has turned its economy into a $10.4 trillion behemoth whose size is second only to that of the United States. It has moved hundreds of millions of people from the countryside into cities. Its middle class, coveted by corporations hunting for new customers, became the world’s largest in 2015 when it reached 109 million people. China’s actions around the globe – from investments in Africa to island-building in the South China Sea to partnerships with Hollywood studios – are shaping the economic, political and cultural orders of the 21st century.
This place is big.
As the nation of 1.36 billion people has grown in stature, so has attention upon it. Countless news organizations, independent websites, commentators and regular citizens track China’s every move, trying to figure out what makes it tick. It can be overwhelming.
SupChina is here to help.