The Economist launches section devoted to China

The Economist has launched a new section offiering insight in China, the first section devoted to a single country within the magazine in its 70-year-history.

The section aims to cover all aspects of the rising superpower, including its politics, economy and society, joining sections dedicated to the US and Britain, as well as The Americas, Asia, Middle East & Africa and Europe.

John Micklethwait, editor of the Economist, commented: "We have always covered China in depth. However, I decided that China's emergence as a global power justified giving it a section of its own. It also allows us to devote more space each week to covering the deeper social, political and economic issues in the country, especially the China beyond Beijing and Shanghai. That is how we built up the reputation of the American Survey. We hope the China section becomes the starting point for anyone who wants to know more about this absorbing, complicated country."

The section will also explore trends from within China, and issues such as how much of a threat the country’s military could be or social changes affecting how the Chinese live in the 21st Century.

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