The scale of China's economy and its growth are well documented but worth repeating. China has grown at around 10 per cent a year for 32 years and now boasts the world's second-largest economy. But despite these extraordinary figures, China is not complacent about the challenges that it faces. In addition to China's major economic challenges - including inflation and the need to rebalance towards domestic consumption - this report also touches on China's social policy and opportunities for Britain in China, including a case study of Hewlett Packard's operations in Chongqing.
The IPPR delegation to China followed an earlier visit to Brazil.
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