Ahead of G-20, German leader balks at more spending and more debt.
Like the 'Asian tigers' before it, China is pushing into higher-end manufacturing and innovation.
A heavily blue-collar economy and the global financial crisis have made it tough for graduates, whose numbers have risen sharply.
The global recession is shuttering manufacturers and pushing millions out of work or into lower wages.
Millions – many now jobless – pack the railways during the world's largest annual migration.
Its growth rate slowed to 9 percent in the third quarter as exports to the US and Europe start to slacken.
Most Fortune 500 companies operating there have agreed to let workers organize, but can expect little pushback from the state-controlled groups.
Badminton player Lin Dan and diver Guo Jingjing stand out – both as gold medalists and as rebels in a sports system specifically designed to avoid such things.
Xingzhi School in Beijing teaches nearly 1,200 kids not allowed to attend public school say their migrant-worker parents lack residency permits.