Overlooking old Chinese temples with mountains in the background

Published on 20.07.2011

Understanding the rise of China

In this TED talk, Martin Jacques looks at some false assumptions that prevent the West from fully understanding the rise of China.

Speaking at a TED Salon in London, economist Martin Jacques asks: How do we in the West make sense of China and its phenomenal rise? The author of "When China Rules the World," he examines why the West often puzzles over the growing power of the Chinese economy, and offers three building blocks for understanding what China is and will become.

Watch video at Ted.com