China is, and has been for at least a century, a global network with impressive entrepreneurial wherewithal. "Connected" by culture and language, and further enabled by the advancing tools of global communication, the global Chinese community retains an identity that challenges the definition of transnationalism recognized by the West.
While many world-transforming events and trends are well documented and receive considerable attention, the evolving engine of China's communication structure (transportation and information) is on a stunning growth trajectory. China's governance has also undertaken a quiet revolution, transforming transportation, logistics and urban infrastructure in ways that will maintain its economic growth and propel its geostrategic influence throughout Asia and the world. It will use modern technologies to connect markets and consumers to goods and labor with an efficiency angled to allow China's economy to achieve yet higher heights.
Facing the 21st century, China is quickening its steps in restructuring industry and establishing its modern industrial system as fast as it can to suit the development of its socialist market economy. The ambition is high, the tasks are arduous, and the business opportunities are many and varied.