Where will China be in 60 years?
Where will China be in 60 years?

Page last updated at 11:39 GMT, Tuesday, 19 January 2010

On the eve of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, BBC News asked a range of Chinese people what their country had achieved and where it will be in another six decades.

"What China does will have an influence on world"
"China and the US are bound together"
"China and US are now interdependable"
"Internet and travel will bring more ideas to Chinese"
"China will be the strongest country in the world"
"China will be peaceful, rich and prosperous"
"We'll enjoy a better political system"
"Many things will need to improve"
"I don't see our society becoming democratic"
"I don't think we can become democratic"
"Chinese culture will reach every corner of the Earth"
"China will be a rich, democratic, friendly and clean"
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