China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power is a 2007 book by Rob Gifford.
The book documents Gifford's 2004 trip across China National Highway 312 from Shanghai to the China-Kazakhstan border and his observations of China. Gifford was at the end of his term as a China correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR), and his experiences were the basis of several NPR stories.
Vanessa Bush of Booklist stated "Gifford notes an aggressive sense of competition in the man-eat-man atmosphere of a nation that is likely to be the next global superpower." Dinah Gardner of Asia Times stated that "To anyone who has lived some time in China, Gifford's book is nothing revolutionary - the editors appear to have pruned it for a reader with little knowledge of the country."
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Gardner criticized "the intrusion of Gifford's religious views" and Gifford letting "moral outrage color his arguments" but concluded overall that the book "is, in every other way, a very vivid and lively piece of reportage."
- "China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power by Rob Gifford" (Archive). Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Retrieved on July 13, 2014.
- "'China Road' Trip Gauges a Nation on the Move" (Archive). National Public Radio. Retrieved on July 13, 2014.
- Bush, Vanessa. "China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power." (review). Booklist. Retrieved on July 13, 2014.
- Gardner, Dinah. "An over-traveled road" (Archive). Asia Times. December 1, 2007. Retrieved on July 13, 2014.
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