China's emergence onto the world's economic stage has been splashed across media headlines over the last several years and continues to gain prominence in the news. Where does all the discussion about China come from? Why has China suddenly become a force of competition in the global economy? And how did it happen? Readers of this book, whether they are clients of The Hartford or the average and curious U.S. consumers, will understand that China's emergence is no big surprise. In addition, the book will shed light on how the U.S. has fueled the growing relationship with China. This book is primarily an examination of the U.S.-China relationship from the U.S. side of the equation. It will draw on the author's own Washington and Wall Street experiences and on interviews with politicians, business leaders, and officials from lobbying groups and trade organizations.