While Americans and other citizens from wealthy nations have exercised their democratic right to assemble and publicly express their dissent, the most adversely affected masses are conspicuously silent.
If the "flying geese" model of development is accurate, more Asian geese are set to join the flock of economically successful nations as the continent leads the rebound from the global economic crisis.
I sat down with Hessler to discuss his new book and his thoughts on China -- its problems, its future, its people. How have things changed? How have the people responded? What is the impact of rule of law in China?