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Chinese-American author breaks ground on China’s middle class growth explosion

The Chinese Dream: The Rise of the World’s Largest Middle Class and What It Means to You’ (ISBN 1452898049) by Helen H. Wang brings a fresh paradigm on how we view U.S.-China relations.

PALO ALTO, Calif. / In her new book, ‘The Chinese Dream: The Rise of the World’s Largest Middle Class and What It Means to You’ (ISBN 1452898049), Helen Wang examines the impact of a growing Chinese middle class on the United States and the world. As a Chinese native and American citizen, Wang challenges readers to recognize that some of our fears about China are misplaced.

Over the next 15 years, Wang estimates Chinas middle class to reach a population of 800 million, more than double todays number. While some people in the West may fear the fast growth within China poses a global threat, Wang presents readers with information and research in an effort to show how this rising middle class will provide enormous opportunities for Western companies and become a balancing force that could help with Americas economic struggles. The Chinese Dream offers a fascinating look at one of the most dynamic forces shaping our world today, says Gady Epstein, Beijing bureau chief, ‘Forbes.’ A truly valuable read for anyone who wants to do business in China.

The author also argues that the United States and China complement each other in culture, technology, and manufacturing, which, when adopting a spirit of mutual learning and collaboration, could help solve environmental problems facing both countries and achieve a major leap in clean energy that neither could make alone.

I believe that the worlds stability and prosperity will depend on how well China and the West understand each other, trust each other and learn from each other, Wang said.

Wang hopes readers will realize both the unexpected similarities and the complementary differences between the Chinese and Western middle classes. Wang aims to deliver readers to the world of the Chinese entrepreneurial middle class through in-depth interviews, personal stories, and an exclusive perspective into how a growing global mindset may pave the way to a saner and safer world.

Whether China will become a more liberal and democratic society, whether it will retain the creative talents of people who in past generations have chosen to emigratethese and other questions are answered in Helen Wangs fascinating book, says James Fallows, a national correspondent for ‘The Atlantic Magazine.’

‘The Chinese Dream’ is available for sale online at and other channels.

About the Author: Helen Wang is a ‘Forbes’ contributor and consultant on Chinas middle class. Originally from China, Wang has lived in the United States for more than 20 years. After finishing her masters degree at Stanford University, she worked in Silicon Valley, holding a variety of jobs, from consultant to Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneur at Internet start-ups. A sought-after speaker, Wang now divides her time between consulting for companies doing business in China and helping non-profit organizations make a difference.

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