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Raimund Löw Kerstin Witt-Löw - Global Power China

Never in human history has life changed so dramatically in such a short time for so many people as it has in China over the past 30 years. Under the command of state president and party leader Xi Jinping, China is storming its way into the top tier of global powers. Raimund Löw and Kerstin Witt-Löw have first-hand experience of the material rise of the Chinese middle classes and the country’s strict boundaries specified through censorship and political patronization. Raimund Löw has also reported from Peking and Hong Kong for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF. What remains of Mao? How does Peking intend to deal with the smog and the poisoning of the environment? How does China view its role in the world? These are some of the issues discussed in this analytical reportage on the 21st century’s greatest emerging superpower.

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with a preface by Hugo Portisch; with numerous illustrations
256 pages
format:140 x 220
ISBN: 9783701734528
Release date: 25.09.2018

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Raimund Löw

Born in Vienna, Raimund Löw was historian at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for eight years and then at various universities in Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck and Nottingham. From 1985 onwards: correspondent for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF, stationed in Moscow, the USA and Brussels, and head of foreign affairs for ORF news broadcasts. Löw holds a doctorate in political science and was head of the ORF office in Peking until 2017.

Kerstin Witt-Löw

Kerstin Witt-Löw, born in Hamburg, is a psychologist, social scientist and lecturer at the University of Vienna. She has been married to Raimund Löw for over 30 years, during which she accompanied him to Moscow, Washington, Brussels and Peking, or shuttled between places. 1989/90 she reported from Moscow for the Austrian news magazine “profil”. 2015–2017: residence in China and travels across Asia.

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