Commentary | 15 July 2005

Shaking the world?

A favourite cliché of China watchers has been the Napoleonic aphorism: 'Let China sleep; when she wakes, she will shake the world.' In this paper in the Lowy Institute’s Perspectives series, Mark Thirlwell asks whether a resurgent China is 'shaking' the world economy and reshaping our international economic environment. This paper was originally delivered to a conference on 'The Chinese economy – impact on Korea and Australia' held at the Lowy Institute on 5 August 2005.Mark Thirlwell

  • Mark Thirlwell

A favourite cliché of China watchers has been the Napoleonic aphorism: 'Let China sleep; when she wakes, she will shake the world.' In this paper in the Lowy Institute’s Perspectives series, Mark Thirlwell asks whether a resurgent China is 'shaking' the world economy and reshaping our international economic environment. This paper was originally delivered to a conference on 'The Chinese economy – impact on Korea and Australia' held at the Lowy Institute on 5 August 2005.Mark Thirlwell

  • Mark Thirlwell