Jonathan Fenby, The Guardian | April 10, 2012
China's rise to the top is not preordained. ++ Its system is cracked along political, economic, and social lines. ++ The choosing of party leaders is not transparent. ++ China relies far too heavily on exports and investment in infrastructure and construction. ++ The system is highly unequal for workers at the bottom. ++ The country also faces a demographic problem of too many older people and not enough younger workers. ++ Unless China carries out reform, the country will not reach the position it desires.