China Currents Special Edition 2012: Economic reform and development in China are reshaping the global system in the 21st century and fueling an unprecedented social transition within China itself. China Currents is a forum for thoughtful, concise articles analyzing society in contemporary China, published as an online journal by the China Research Center at ChinaCenter.net. Periodic special issues include selections from past issues, organized by topic. The 2012 Special Issue presents twenty original articles covering social change, economic transition, the business environment and international relations. Highlights include perspectives from China’s 80’s generation, e-commerce, education reform, development of the west, the space program, and relations with Iran, Vietnam and Taiwan. The Special Edition is available for sale in paperback and PDF versions in the CRC store and from Amazon.