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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In this sense I think China really had an advantage 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.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new chna book. China’s thirst for raw materials was about to affect all of the world’s markets. Very well written and illustrated throughout with the stories of ordinary and not so ordinary Chinese people. Of the former, I respect their aesthetic, their intelligence, their morality, their social graces, their attitude to life, and I am on the whole more comfortable with kynye and wish that more of my countrymen had the imaginative capacity to live so.

Since China joined the World Trade Organization inbinding its billion-plus population more tightly to the global economic system, the Asian giant’s prodigious appetite for food, technology and natural resources has dramatically accelerated profound changes already well underway across the planet.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. See all 4 reviews. Excellent service and excellent product. The book gets its title from an unconfirmed and in all likelihood mythological quote attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The bad news is these trends may not be sustainable, that any manufacturing still outside of China may be completely sucked into the Eastern giant, and that world resource demand oil, steel, water, environment as a resource by the Chinese giant may suck the world dry and create massive price and allocation problems.


There’s so much, it’s hard to condense it into a single blog post. China wants to be sorld rule-setter in the global community.

The author insinuated that it is the same in China. Very in-depth and very interesting. While the author’s style is consistent, I found my interest wavering from one chapter to another, and struggling to find the interest to finish the book though I did in 4 d A book that combines both history, economic and social, and anecdotes from the author’s years spent in Shzkes.

I don’t know what is so appealing about this sub-genre of nonfiction political analysis–perhaps word is the sheer scale of the China’s geopolitical role fascinates me. It seems the Chinese put on a good face for Americans because it is part of their foreign policy, but whenever America makes them mad, it is better for your well-being if you suddenly become South African or Icelandic. It’s easy to read, carefully researched, gently opinionated, and illuminating.

The prices of products manufactured in inland areas, it should be noted, have remained flat or falling. Definitely a knowledgeable voice. Books by James Kynge.

Comments have not been enabled for this article. I know it is a clunky, inelegant metaphor, but I tend to think of China as a lobster. Even if the country’s gross domestic product one day becomes as large as that of the US, simple mathematics ordains that its people at that time will on average be only one-sixth as wealthy as Americans.

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When China starts to export general inflation in manufactured goods again, then the knock-on effects on the global economy may be profound. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Already, they graduate nearly 1m engineering students every year, and the cost of education in both countries is far below that in Europe and the US. This means that the efficiency gains that have taken centuries or decades to distill in the West are available to China almost off-the-peg.


But I think these merely facilitate a power that wells up from a source, and that source — of both successes and failures — can be traced back to demographics; from enormous market size, leading to firms jostling to enter, the immense amount of talent, the cheap human resources with an extremely hungry labor force willing to work for peanuts, the willingness to cheat to get ahead, etc.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Now we already see China starting to shift production to the higher value end of production with a strong manufacturing foundation. An interesting book, terrible cover aside. Anybody interested in current events and economics. A country that is just so different.

China Shakes the World: A Titan’s Rise and Troubled Future — and the Challenge for America

They provided little or no welfare for their workers, so their costs were artificially low. It pulled a lot of sort of fragmented knowledge I had about business and economic ghe in China into a more comprehensive picture.

The value created by the release of million people from poverty, the migration of over million from farms where they perhaps raised chickens to factories where they churn out electronics, the quantum leap in educational standards for tens of millions of children, the construction of a first-class infrastructure, the growth of over 40 cities with populations of over a million, the commercialization of housing and the vaulting progress up the technology ladder have helped unleash one of the greatest ever surges in general prosperity.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. China Shakes the World: Although perhaps that long-term view would have been too Chinese and this is, nevertheless, a text on China addressed to Westerners