The other superpower
China's rise and the challenges it faces
The heads of some leading multinationals have publicly questioned whether new Chinese policies are making China a more difficult place for foreign firms to do business.
It's the world's largest exporter and its economy is booming, but as China gains international heft, its lack of global brands threatens its dream of becoming a superpower.
About this series
China's rise is bringing change across the globe as the world makes way for what could be a new superpower. This series explores China's interactions with and effect on the world.
John Pomfret, a diplomatic correspondent for The Post, has devoted much of his career to China. He was an exchange student at Nanjing University, covered the student-led protests around Tiananmen Square, spent six years in Beijing as Washington Post bureau chief, and is the author of "China Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of a New China." He has been editor of Outlook, the Post's weekly commentary section, and blogged about Chinese politics and society. He speaks, reads, and writes Mandarin Chinese.