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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I confess that I read only about two thirds of the book, but it was enough to understand the Western paranoia that is so rife about China.

Although China is already a palpable force in the world, its re-emergence is only just starting to be felt. Cities all over China are still growing at breathtaking rates. Get a copy as soon as you can. Gaige tai man, jiu si, or, “When reform is too fast there is chaos. And it was too a dream of political liberty for all of mankind.

Jul 24, kacie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hoe kunnen Chinese producten zo goedkoop geproduceerd worden. It is worth reading, though. 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.

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

Herein lies a challenge for the rest of the world. Perhaps it is Kynge’s accessible writing style, or the fact that Shkes had never really delved into the subject before, but economics really is just another form of history and I would not hesitate to recommend this book as another piece of the history of modern China. They also see the continuing tensions around Taiwan, between China and Japan, and the growing strategic competition between the US and China in the Asia-Pacific.


Shaies not saying other things don’t matter — like forward looking leaders at the top, economic liberalisation, gradual institutionalisation, etc. 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. Chongqing, by the way, is growing at the rate of aroundnew inhabitants a year — eight times faster than Chicago grew in the 19th century when the US was following its trajectory to superpower status.

What are the consequences of a trade war between EU and China textiles, automobiles etc? Obviously, this is a book for those interested either in China or economics. His style is anecdotal yet informative. Book ratings shaoes Goodreads. Many have spoken about the twenty- first worlv as the century of China. Oct 29, Jenny rated it it was amazing.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Kynve, will China – in the words of former US trade representative Rob Portman – become a stakeholder in the international chinw, or seek to revise significantly the current order? This book focuses on the economic development of China since the end of the Cultural Revolution.

But for all of China’s ruthlessness and seemingly unstoppable growth, crushing anything that gets in its path, Kynge leaves us more with a sense of thw than of fear though there’s plenty of fear, too. I may be completely wrong, but it thus seems to me that the cjina of China, at least as described in this book, is a real potential source of problems for mankind. It showed how the economic imperatives that confront China drive their rising military expenditures, their flagrant theft of intellectual property, and their enormous annual need for growth and jobs drives China’s agenda.


This book freaked me out. Hoe verkrijgt het toegang tot energiebronnen in de wereld? This book is unsurpassed in terms of exploring and analyzing just how enormous an effect China is having on the entire world. I was really hoping for was an authoritative analysis.

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

I learned a lot from this book, though I am not certain whether that is due to its inherent informational powers, or to my total blank slate of ignorance about the topic. I subscribe to the first viewpoint that you offer. Opinion Add to myFT.

Authoritative and fully up-to-date account by leading China expert on China’s economic rise and how it will affect the world.

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Kynge also argues in the book that Chinese trading, the growth of its economy has been good for the world- economy in certain ways. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. And it is a tough one to answer well because of the emotions that surround the issues you highlight.

Naughton quotes a European visitor to China chinaa the s — the Chinese peasant is like a man standing in deep water, on his tiptoes, with only his nose above water for breath. The good news is that the shift of manufacturing to China, with its extremely and artificially, Kynge points out low production costs, has resulted in a flood of cheaper goods in the US and Europe, and that China has been buying bil Kynge recounts the rise of China as an economic and resource-sucking giant on the world scene in the last 20 years.