This volume analyzes the economic achievements of China since the opening in 1979, and the measures taken by the government to spur international trade, investment and technology transfer. China's extraordinarily high economic growth rate is examined, and broken down into several parts. Prospects for continued high growth are evaluated. This evaluation looks to the future to weigh the possibility for maintaining high growth into the next century. A concluding chapter examines China's changing role in the world economy and politics.