China Shakes the World: A Titan's Rise and Troubled Future-- and the Challenge for America

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007 - Business & Economics - 270 pages
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Journalist Kynge traces the shock waves from Beijing to Tuscany to the Midwest as China's hunger for jobs, raw materials, energy, and food--and its export of goods, workers, and investments--drastically reshape world trade and politics. As we become increasingly dependent on China's products and markets, the slightest change in the Chinese economy quickly reaches us. Drawing on his years in the country and his fluency in Mandarin, Kynge probes beyond the statistics to unearth the reasons for China's explosive growth. He sounds the alarm as China's systemic weaknesses--rampant fraud, crippling environmental crises, corrupt banking systems, faltering government institutions--threaten greater global disruptions. Through stories of entrepreneurs and visionaries, factory workers and store clerks at the center of it all, Kynge explains how this spectacular change occurred--how it affects our jobs, our communities, and our local department stores--and what it will mean for the twenty-first century.--From publisher description.
 

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very informative!

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This book has a lot of specific info that I didnt know as well as background historical cultural and current information to put it all in context. If you have any interest at all in China or American ... Read full review

China shakes the world: a titan's rise and troubled future and the challenge for America

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Kynge (former China bureau chief,Financial Times ) uses interviews and on-the-ground reporting first to bring to life the 1980s development strategies of China as a "hungry nation": constant ... Read full review

Contents

Rags to Riches
1
The Future Is the Past Except When It Isnt
23
The Population Paradox Innovation Piracy and the Grail of Market Share
45
The Ties That Bind China Goes to Europe
73
America Bought and Sold Acquiring Technology for a Great Leap Forward
101
Not Enough to Go Around Natural Resources and Environmental Catastrophe
129
The Collapse of Social Trust
157
Communism vs Democracy
183
Can We Be Friends?
213
NOTES
243
BIBLIOGRAPHY
253
INDEX
257
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James Kynge, a journalist in Asia for two decades, is the former bureau chief of the Financial Times in Beijing. Fluent in Mandarin, he has visited every Chinese province and is the recipient of numerous journalism awards. He has spoken at the World Economic Forum and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and has appeared on CNN, the BBC, and National Public Radio.

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