I also recommend the talk below on Chinese economic development, although it is a bit long.
The Shifting Distribution of World Economic Activity: China and global imbalance
Speaker: Professor Danny Quah
China has, single-handedly, brought more people out of poverty than the rest of the world combined, and faster than anywhere else has been able to achieve. How can this continue?
Danny Quah is professor of economics and head of the Department of Economics at LSE.
Two slides from the talk. Note Japan's largest trading partner is China, and China's largest trading partner is greater E and SE Asia.