On 1 October 1949, Mao Zedong proclaimed the People's Republic of China which was commonly known in the West as "Communist China" or "Red China" during the Cold War... an now? Probably the correct definition would be China's boom.
China has become the world's fastest-growing major economy and, as of 2012, it is the world's second-largest economy, after the United States, and is also the world's largest exporter and second-largest importer of goods.
But China's current boom is doing more than sucking up the world's supply of goods, it's creating a stage for some of today's boldest architecture and engineering. Take a tour of the 5 of the latest and most popular examples (beyond the Beijing Olympic Stadium):