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The book is filled with pictures of gigantic Chinese economic projects and development. Lists with This Book. It helps a great deal that the author has lived in China for over twenty years, and speaks Chinese, allowing shakez to both understand the situation better than This is a cursory look at the current state of China, it’s relationship to the rest kymge the world, and the problems and opportunities provided by it’s emergence.

Like Americans they haven’t suffered much for the sins of their rulers, or at least not in ways as obvious, kyngw known, acknowledged, and openly discussed as the devastation of Europe in World Wars I and II.

Write a chin review. Should be promoted to youngsters above 16, as they will be confronted at full with the consequences of this development. Now we already see China starting to shift production to the higher value end of production with a strong manufacturing foundation.

Hardcoverpages. Feb 04, Eveline Chao rated it really liked it. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. He crosses the globe on several occasions to provide readers with multitude of perspectives.

A must-read for those that are interested in China and its quest to become a super power. And unlike your average Westerner, I’m not particularly disgusted by all the encroachments of human rights, nor of the corruption or melamine or blood transfusion scandals. The problem lies in the mismatch between geology and geopolitics.

This is a crucial question. Examples are plentiful – companies that make semiconductors and tomato catsup; companies that thrive on the theft of intellectual property; companies that produce an insane over-supply of products; companies that operate on an entirely different moral and cultural plane from their global counterparts.

Many of the issues raised in the yhe 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.


In this sense I think China really had an shakse that few — even those who recognise it — give it full credit for, the fact that they got cheap access to so much technology, so much know-how, so many industrial and aesthetic designs and best practices, that it took centuries and decades for other societies to master. Kynge studied in china, speaks fluent mandarin and has been a journalist there for thirty years.

Clears the stereotypes people have attached to china. The Best Books of Cities all over China are still growing at breathtaking rates. Immensely powerful, with a high opinion of itself, but fundamentally naive. Whether the reader is optimistic or pessimistic, in either case it is a troubled future, as the subtitle says, that awaits. It helps a great deal that the author has lived in China for over twenty years, and speaks Chinese, allowing him to both understand the situation better than an outsider, but able to present his topics in a way a Westerner can wrap their head around.

Kynge says that by China will have a larger economy than the American one.

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He speaks Chinese, he has interviewed people from all walks of life, he has gathered many fascinating anecdotes and stories, and he has tried to make sense of it all The strange thing about James Kynge’s book, is that it neatly chimes with many of my observations and feeling about about China’s rise.

Feb 23, Richard Burger rated it it was amazing.

Feb 08, Matthew rated it really liked it Shelves: Hoe kunnen Chinese producten zo goedkoop geproduceerd worden. Possibly it’s also because I feel the disregard for human life — other people’s lives, I mean — is part of Chinese history.

Well, I have found it easy to put down and am only about halfway through Er is ruimte genoeg voor kritische noten, interviews met dissidenten, ondernemers en slachtoffers. This implies that if he had been someone less well-regarded he’d have been butchered with nary a thought. 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.

Return to Book Page. I don’t know what is so appealing about this sub-genre of nonfiction political analysis–perhaps it is the sheer scale of the country, its population, its incredibly long history, and its dramatic emergence into the global political economy combined with the fact that China feels incredibly foreign to most Americans, myself included. So what are the facts? This will have a global impact. The price of water is set artificially low, the price of credit is heavily influenced by interest rates that are only allowed to fluctuate within a narrow band, the price of oil is heavily subsidised, the price of electricity is also kept artificially low.


By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. His inclusion of the environmental impact of industry on China was particularly illuminating, as he has travelled to many of these places himself and reveals what the Party and the media tend to strive to keep from international eyes.

Anybody interested in current events and economics. Kynge shows China’s weaknesses – its environmental pollution, its crisis in social trust, its weak financial system and the faltering institutions of its governments – which are poised to have disruptive effects on the world.

It is truly scary. Close Cihna Times International Edition. I haven’t read a lot about China, but this is certainy a good place kyngge start to get a handle on the issues. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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The prices of products manufactured in inland areas, it should be noted, have remained flat or falling. I’m a fiction reader, and I did fid this a bit dry at times. In terms of balance, perspective and brilliant analysis of what China is today and where it is going tomorrow, this is the best book you can buy. But basically the Chinese activity does seem more like a response to ‘hunger’ a natural- need unrelated and unconnected to any gift or blessing to the rest of mankind.

I think anyone interested in what is happening politically, economically and environmentally should read this book. Do you believe China can make a transition from industrialism to post-industrialism given that there is a huge chasm between being a global leader for conventional manufacturing and producing post-industrial products?

The waves of activity created by this interplay of government fear kynnge covetousness define the economy’s momentum.