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China's Future

Athena @ ST 27 March 2018

China’s growing influence on the world is something every organization should regularly watch, learn from and respond to. Read on to see a sample of what Athena, our robot, thinks China will be doing in the next 25 years and contact us for our full report.
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Please note: The graphs below are a selection from our extensive collection of visual analysis tools that you can manipulate on the Shaping Tomorrow service to suit your own purposes.

Systems map
The systems map below shows China's increasing global influence in the world and in many sectors that were traditionally led by Europe and North America. We recommend you explore the topics of interest to you on our website to gain full understanding of China's future influence and likely impact on your organization.

Pie charts
China's influence on the world is expected to be immense in the next 25 years, particularly as Xi, now President for life, continues with his plan for Asian and global dominance. The likelihood is very probable, the relevance of the emerging changes starting to really influence the world and the impact to be very financially significant.

Radar chart
This graphic shows the most likely and promising top sectors where China is likely to exert considerable inlfluence going forward.

And here, the robot thinks that in five years China will be a leader in VR/AR/AI, education, construction, food and aviation. These are likely to drive its economy and increasing wealth.

​​Emerging topic

China's influence on many sectors has grown rapidly since President Xi came to power in 2013 on a ticket of anti-corruption, consolidation of power, legal and economic reforms. His and China's influence are likely to grow substantially if efforts to control debt and financing succeed. The likely heavy toll of a trade war with the US will likely be a defining moment for Xi's presidency and his future plans.

Heat map
China's influence now extends to most of the populated world and may even include Greenland soon as it seeks to gain influence in the Arctic Circle. The US is pushing back with its tariff policies, efforts to control exportation of key US technologies to China and disputes over ownership of the South China Sea. Russia, meanwhile, now courts China as Europe increasingly turns its back.

Athena used the sources below as the top ones to create this report and determined which embedded forecasts are included in this Trend Alert. She found 16,379 forecasts in seconds on the 27th March 2018 to allow us to publish this summary in less than thirty minutes. She can turn these into PowerPoint slides and Audio files in minutes too as you wish.


Athena does show duplicates to aid your understanding of themes as well as contradictory forecasts. She may also show near-duplicates. You can speed read past the duplicates and near-duplicates if you wish, though the latter may show additional information. You can use the contradictory, and likely uncertain forecasts she finds to imagine different scenarios. The future is unpredictable, but we can examine the possibilities and choose our preferable future from the choices she presents.

Athena is apolitical. She will report forecasts from different viewpoints however distasteful that might be to our own values. Wearing rose-colored glasses is not her purpose; reporting potential futures is. So, we recommend you check her veracity before responding to her extracted forecasts.

Just like humans, Athena can be fallible.

Do recognize that you and your associates are biased too. But whereas you tire, make mistakes and only recognize what interests you, she does not. She might miss or misinterpret as you do, but with far less frequency and she'll take uncomfortable truths and alternative ideas in her stride. But, please let us know if you feel her bias can be reduced. We want to do our best for you. And, as with any research, you should check and triangulate her findings for yourself.

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