China has the largest economy in the world, the largest population and the largest armed forces. One day it will be the most important country in the world. However, a fall in the phenomenal growth rate achieved by the Communist state sent shock waves around the capitalist world. It used to be said that when America sneezed, the rest of the world caught a cold. So are we now seeing the start of a new Asian flu? Who better to turn to for answers than Professor Steve Keen.
And, as David Cameron links Muslim women's English skills with extremism and even terrorism we invite Lauren Booth, broadcaster, journalist and activist, aboard Sputnik. We ask her for her thoughts on this most contentious of proposals, one which threatens to deport women who don't learn how to speak English when they live in Britain.