Many experts predict that China will rise to supremacy across the globe and that it'll become the world's greatest power. Our guest today thinks this is unlikely. Timothy Beardson has lived and worked in Asia for more than 35 years and in his new book, Stumbling Giant, he lays out the staggering challenges China faces that will likely prevent the country from reaching that "number one" position in world power. Timothy Beardson is coming to Charlotte tomorrow to speak to the World Affairs Council, but first, he joins us to discuss China's challenges and how the US factors in, when Charlotte Talks.
Timothy Beardson - Author of Stumbling Giant: The Threats to China's Future