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When a Billion Chinese Jump: How China Will Save Mankind--Or Destroy It

When a Billion Chinese Jump by Jonathan Watts.

Jonathan Watts travels throughout China to report from the frontlines of climate change as he seeks answers to the most important questions shaping the future of China and our planet: How has China's political and cultural past influenced its present? How has the turbocharged pace of development changed everyday life for its ordinary citizens? What are the consequences?

Starting from China's mountainous peaks and descending into the crowded, polluted plains, Watts draws on more than 200 interviews with senior politicians, scientists, businessmen, and individuals to describe how rapid pace of change in one country has put not only its citizens, but the future of our planet, in jeopardy.

Jonathan Watts is the Asia Environment Correspondent for The Guardian. He will be joined by Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Center on US-China Relations at Asia Society.

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Event Details

Mon 15 Nov 2010
3:30am - 5:00am

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

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