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On track to be a superpower

China’s economy continues its fast growth and its leaders appear firmly committed to continuing reform, as the country prepares for entry into WTO which may attract further substantial foreign direct investment. But the past 20 years of reform have been comparatively easy, having been imposed by an all-powerful central government on a closed economy. Now China must begin to compete globally and to cope with political tension at home arising from the uneven distribution of the benefits of reform. Phillip Moore reports

Stephen Roache, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter's chief economist, wondered if jet lag was clouding his judgement. It was June, and his ninth trip to China in 27 months. But this was a visit with a difference. There was unmistakably more openness.

Jiang Zemin: convincing foreign investment bankers of China's commitment to reform

Roache was one of 500 participants invited to a forum held once every Five years by the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), although of the 500 only 30 were foreigners, only three were American and Roache was the only representative of a US investment bank.

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