In this, the first book of a three book series, I will explore many of the critical factors that will help to make China one of the most prosperous countries in the 21st century. There are many reasons to believe that China will excel in the 21st century and most of those reasons are pretty much baked into the reality of a country that is entirely aware of its destiny and how it must reach its full potential. The people of China are eager and ready to take on the challenges of the 21st century, and they are prepared to make the necessary sacrifices to achieve their goals. The Dragon has Awakened and much of what needs to take place at this point in time is occurring at an accelerated pace. Economic, technological, scientific and educational advances are moving China to the forefront of the Information Age Revolution of the 21st century. China is a nation and a civilization-state that is wasting no time fulfilling its destiny, taking full advantage of all available opportunities. There is much to discover and uncover in examining the rise of China, for the entire world will be fundamentally transformed by China’s explosive developments over the next several decades and centuries to come. It is a BIG story and one that will need to be told over the course of several books. We are witnessing something that is truly historic which will change the destiny of billions of people all over this planet.