How can the US, Europe and indeed the rest of the world respond to the emerging giant? James Kynge, author of the recently published China. In China Shakes the World, the former China bureau chief of the Financial Times, James Kynge, traces these tremors from Beijing to Europe to the Midwest as. The new China, the nation that in 25 years has changed beyond all recognition is becoming an industrial powerhouse for the world. James Kynge shows not.

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What, then, is the relationship of these Chinese businessmen to Japanese capital? Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. The prices of products manufactured in inland areas, it should be noted, have remained flat or falling.

The author insinuated that it is the same in China. Already the prices of goods leaving the Pearl river delta and other coastal locations are starting to rise. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. A good journalist sha,es thinks about his subject and tries to go beyond the surface, but he is not an academic or, at least upon the evidence of this book, a deep thinker.

So allow me simply to give some impressions of various points Kynge makes, in no particular order. A new era in international relations dawned, one defined by the geopolitics of scarcity. Through dramatic stories of the people who are zhakes China’s transformation entrepreneurs and visionaries, factory workers and store clerks Kynge describes khnge breakneck rise of China, the extraordinary problems the country now faces, and the consequences of both.


Jun 08, Todd Stockslager rated it really liked it Shelves: Many of the issues raised in the last chapter, including Taiwan and Darfur, could have received even more coverage–but don’t let that stop you from reading the b This book offers an excellent introduction to present-day China.

Share your thoughts with hames customers. Inafter 30 years of Communism, its economy contributed only two per cent to global GDP.

I am not normally interested in reading business books but decided to buy this as it looked fairly short, easy to read, and I needed to understand more about what all the “China-phobia” was all about at that stage of my life.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Despite this fact, for nebulous reasons I am having woeld articulating, this book wasn’t as satisfying as I was expecting.

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Like Americans they haven’t suffered much for the sins of their rulers, or at least not in ways as obvious, universally known, acknowledged, and openly discussed as the devastation of Europe in World Wars I and II. Ferrari is currently reading it Nov 05, Possibly it’s also because I feel the disregard for human life — other people’s lives, I mean — tje part of Chinese history. China is so large, so important, and is at the heart of so many key trends and questions about the future kynnge humanity on this planet that I want, no, need to read that book.

If you are interested in China and it’s inner workings, or why it has becomes the world industrial zone, and what this means for America’s future since our country now owes them a lot of money! Well, I have found it easy to put down and am only about halfway chkna One story about a girl whose life is for all intents and purposes stolen from her by a corrupt official who stole her identity so his daughter could get into a good university will bring tears to your eyes.


Wong Yoon Keat marked it as to-read Sep 25, Thus, the above phrase — disregard for human life is endemic — can be turned around, to the equal statement: Is China now the fourth largest economy in the world or the second largest in PPP terms?

An interesting book, terrible cover wkrld. Secondly, China is eager to learn from the west the skills that it is short of.

I would say, though, that China may suffer in some areas of competition in services from systemic dysfunction in the legal system, a reputation deserved or not for widespread corruption and IPR infringement.

In-depth analysis from a knowledgeable insider. The fall-out from any failure in China’s rush to modernity or simply from a temporary economic crash in the Chinese economy would be felt around the world.

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This is a crucial question. This will have a global impact. What Kynge manages to do better than any author I’ve read to date is to capture in words just how strange a trading partner China is, and how it resembles no other great power.