Economics - Getting Rich



It is one of the most extraordinary transformations of our time - China. A country long in the grip of communism is now devoted to private enterprise. That is what they had to do for the ordinary people of China to become richer. This new economic superpower is taking on the West. But Chinas surging economy has a dark side. Can China keep moving forward or will the forces of change tear it apart? The city of Chongqing is a sprawling metropolis of seven million people. Its the scene of one of the latest chapters in Chinas remarkable economic rise. Back in the 1980s Chinas communist party decided to permit the return of private enterprise. In cities along the coast thousands of new factories sprung up fueling an economic boom. Now, Chinas trying to extent that boom to the interior of the country to places like Chongqing. The government is