What metrics measure the Middle Kingdom?

Posted: November 1st, 2012 | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

The flag of the People's Republic of China flying over Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. Credit to xiaming from Flickr

Toothpaste, pet food and tyres are a handful of exports from China that have had their provenance questioned in recent years. Add to that list the country’s impressive GDP figures, which have telegraphed two decades of extraordinary economic growth. Read the rest of this entry »