I've been thinking about beginning this blog for quite sometime now, but my recent trip to Beijing has made me take notice of the risk of issues affecting China right now.
I first visited Beijing in 2004, on a tourist trip which left me in awe. The sheer magnitude of everything in China, from the Great Wall, to the Summer Palace, to the sprawling size of the capital. It wasn't just the size that struck me, it was the contrast, a contrast that has become increasingly stark as China has grown increasingly important.
I studied China and the Asian economy in business school. I spent a semester abroad in Hong Kong. I've traveled throughout the region countless times and have visited more times than I can remember. It's a passion of mine. One that's kept me enthralled ever since I first visited.
We have seen the sleeping dragon stir. What will happen over the coming years is anyone's guess.