Wolfgang Hirn studied economics and political science at the University of Tübingen. After various posts as a business journalist, he has worked as a reporter for Germany’s manager magazine for many years now. He has been traveling regularly to China since 1986 and in 2005 published the bestselling Herausforderung China (The Challenge of China). His previous book is Der nächste kalte Krieg. China gegen den Westen (The next Cold War. China vs. the West, 2013).