China is growing at an extraordinary pace and exerting a powerful influence upon the global economy. As China emerges as a dominating global player it is also having a significant impact upon America, Europe and Japan in all terms How was this rapid development possible? How is China transforming the west? Is China destroying our jobs? Is it constructing our machines? Frank Sieren, a leading expert on China, who has lived in Peking since 1994, gives compelling account of China's re-emergence. His sobering appraisal: China is currently setting the agenda for the future of the West.