Roughly 90% lived in the country and most of them in poverty
Now more like 40% and expected to reach 60% in next two decades
Most of the population worked in agriculture. Although the government tried to push industrialisation productivity was very low.
Deng embarked upon an ambitious programme of economic reform under the banner of “To get rich is glorious”
China only started to prosper after major reforms in 1978 one of which was allowing foreign investment
expected to match US's demand by 2030, country hungry for energy to power manufacturing
Economy has grown by 10% per annum for the past 25 years, 'factory of the world'
EU estimates 80% of pirated goods come from China
population was 30,000 in 1984
builds 9.3million cars
Could become biggest in the next 10 years experts claim