“In ways that were never true of post-war Japan and may never be true of India, China will both fascinate and agitate the rest of the world for a long time to come.”

The Economist, explaining its decision to devote a chapter of its weekly print issue to China. It is the first country to be singled out for such detailed coverage in this way since the magazine added the U.S. in 1942. See TIME’s look at the “ChIndian Century.”

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