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Editor’s Note

2018: Volume 17, Number 1
1. Editor’s Note
2. Exe-Xi-sis on Making China Great Again
3. China Retail’s Newest Inflection Point: From E-commerce to Omni-channel
4. How United Hospitals Continues to Lead in China: Reflections from the Founding Executives
5. The Rise of China: A Major Choice for the World
6. China and India: Comparisons of Soft Power
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This edition of China Currents covers an exceptionally broad swath of terrain, a reflection of the expansive changes taking place in China and their effects on the world. Stephen Herschler provides a unique contextual analysis of President Xi Jinping’s 19th Party Congress Report. Katherine Peavy takes us into the present and future world of big data, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence and explains how retailers in China are adjusting to coming changes. Michael Wenderoth offers insights into what seemed at first like an impossibility: a private, foreign-invested western hospital in China. Fei-Ling Wang zooms out to 30,000 feet with a piece that argues the rise of China offers a double-barreled challenge of a shift of power in the international system and re-ordering of how nations align within the system. And John Garver reviews Parama Sinha Palit’s book, Analyzing China’s Soft Power Strategy and Comparative Indian Initiatives, which he terms “an interesting and solid study of an important but under-researched aspect of China’s rise in Asia.” We invite you to linger and learn with each of these essays.

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