With the US and Europe continuing to face economic difficulties, Platts editors Richard Swann, James O’Connell and Ross McCracken focus on the unceasing growth, and thirst for commodities, of Asia’s financial powerhouse, China.

They analyse the vast demographic changes taking place within the nation; china’s worldwide drive to develop and acquire a vast array of coal, oil, and natural gas resources; and the long term factors that might dampen economic growth.