Many Americans are only dimly aware that capitalism is alive and well in "communist" China. But China is now an overwhelmingly capitalist country, emerging as a formidable rival to the United States. How is China doing it? In this course, we compare the US and Chinese models of capitalism and government, their respective strengths and weaknesses, and the factors that may determine the long-term future of each country. Which will be stronger? Which will be more stable? Which will be more influential?