Some are calling it "the miracle that is China." Economist John P. Dessauer says, "the world is now witnessing the unleashing of an economic force, the likes of which have never been seen before."
He describes 1.3 billion Chinese entering a new, golden age of consumerism. He tells us there are 720 million Chinese under the age of 25 "with dreams, ambitions, and determination that put the rest of the world to shame."
Others tell us China will be the major force affecting the world in the 21st century.
In 1997, Hong Kong and its great capitalistic system became part of China.
What happens next?
Because of the developing impact the People's Republic of China is having on the global economy and global events, the Fall semester at Missouri Southern State College, beginning in August, 1997, was called "The China Semester" and events and activities highlighted China throughout the term.