Premier Zhu has been praised by our own Prime Minister for his membership of the "modernisers' club" and unquestionably we owe China a debt of gratitude for not devaluing her currency in the still continuing Asian economic crisis. The internal cost to the Chinese people, however, is considerable. Capital-intensive investment by western companies has skewed development to the coastal enterprise zones, exacerbating rural/urban divisions and is hardly a panacea in a country desperately in need of labour-intensive solutions.
RICHARD DE ZOYSA
South Bank University