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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An example to illustrate the point: Of course, China is entitled to seek oil supply security. James Kynge employs his experiences as a former bureau chief and journalist in Asia for various news outlets over several years to support his theories.

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.

Andreja Panic marked it as to-read Apr 08, The book, published intells the story of China’s rise in the previous two decades, eventually becoming a world superpower.

Here I think Kynge hesitates to pass judgment. The new China, the nation that in 25 years has changed beyond all recognition is becoming an industrial powerhouse worlx the world. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I felt compelled, disgusted, proud, in turn, yet in ways that are interesting if perhaps not quite unexpected — rather, I jaames like Kynge’s writing so neatly synthesizes and brings to life a lot of what I already subsconsciously gleaned about China from years of living in Jamss that red dot some mistake as part of Chinathat I find myself reacting in vaguely famil This review will probably say more about the reviewer me than about the book most reviews probably do, if less blatantly.

This may mean that while China will tend to dominate in manufacturing, it may continue to struggle elsewhere, providing opportunities for western businesses.


Jul 15, Guy rated it really liked it Shelves: But for all its world-shaking potential, notes Kynge, “China’s endowments are deeply lopsided. There are no independent labour unions, so workers lack the power to bid their wages upward. I don’t know what is so appealing about this sub-genre of nonfiction political analysis–perhaps it is the sheer scale of the China’s geopolitical role fascinates me.

One story about a girl worldd 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. It was with the disappearing manhole covers, Kynge says, that China “telegraphed its arrival” to the world.

In my admittedly rather limited experience, overseas Wogld businessmen in China tend to work pretty much independently of each other. Sep 04, Laurent De Serres Berard rated it it was ok.

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The author is a British journalist who has lived in China since studying at Beijing University in the ‘s, so he has seen how China has gone from 19th century to the 21st century in less than 30 years.

Share your thoughts with other customers. The World Is Flat: China Shakes The World: Aug 09, Erin rated it really liked it Shelves: Although China may dominate in manufacturing, it will continue to need the resources, energy and services that either cannot be supplied domestically or are better supplied from overseas. Due to living there for many years Kynge is able to infuse the various stories with personal insight and you get a good feel for many of the issues explored.

Oct 21, Sue Lyle rated it it was amazing. China is so large and varied that it may start to take on the characteristics of several economies within one political and geographic entity. The idea is that when China arrives at the point of becoming a global super power or at least a force to be reckoned with that it its presence will penetrate to the far reaches of the global community, like that of the United States has done in the past few decades.


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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. There is another dimension of this.

ExxonMobil and American Power. I have attended universities in the UK and Canada where classes like economics, accounting, business studies and engineering always worod a significant proportion of students from China sometimes they are even more than local students.

What are the pros and cons of a possible agreement? The anecdote mentioned above is chilling for precisely that reason: An aging population, rampant corruption in government and the police, pollution and other issues will ultimately prove a formidable obstacle to the Chinese and ja,es consequently the rest of the world due to Chinese entrance into global politics and economics.

Cities all over China are still growing at breathtaking rates.

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Levels of external demand, however, are less certain. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. He quotes statistics noting that China’s growth from the Middle Ages onwards was entirely due to population growth, and that the average incomes remained stuck at medieval levels even as Europe grew by leaps and bounds; yet the population continued to shakds, which means that the burden on the land was extremely heavy.

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Maybe this book is more for CEOs than academics though. On the other hand, I also have a deeper understanding of why European and American companies are outsourcing their manufacturing to Southeast Asia — and its not just because they are “greedy”.

These things matter and wodld that we cannot expect the Chinese to act as we would, or in all too many cases as we would wish we would. So what are the facts?