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Many have spoken sakes the twenty- first century as the century of China. Share your thoughts with other customers. Many anecdotes, and good examples to draw on, but brought nothing really special that was unsaid about China yet.

Showing of 4 reviews. The Chinese government – realising that if this becomes more commonplace their present transport infrastructure would fail to cope – seems happy to invest billions now to keep growth going in the next decade. Looking for beautiful books? It’s easy to read, carefully researched, gently opinionated, and illuminating. The rise of China and also of India the rise of the masses of mankind into higher levels of technological competence is also more pressure on dwindling natural resources, oil, water, even air.

I know it is a clunky, inelegant metaphor, but I tend to think of China as a lobster. Naturally, I am a little uncomfortable with the latter being put out in to the world as an idea.

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

I think there are a number of things going on. Excellent service and excellent product. I read everything I can get my hands on. Authoritative and fully up-to-date account by leading China expert on China’s economic rise and how it will affect the world The new China, the nation that in 25 years has changed beyond all recognition is becoming an industrial powerhouse for the world.


James Kynge definitely makes an admirable effort, but the tone of the books is, at times, skewed and has a tendency to veer from ration I’m afraid that I find this book a little hard to measure, as I am unused to reading anything written about China from an external perspective.

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China’s economy itself seems ridiculous from the outside; the yuan is set at a fixed value, companies are shored up by the national banks and so can continue to function when making ridiculous losses, but Kynge navigates this minefield of apparent reverse business logic, making it understandable even to the laywoman. After I read this passage it all seemed really obvious, but having it spelled out for me like this was totally worlr The author insinuated that it is the same in China.

Kynge’s description of how the Chinese took the mill apart, dangling from walkways 60 meter above the ground without safety harnesses and completing the job months earlier than planned, is spellbinding. View Full Version of PW. China is going to be a huge, huge problem for shaoes lot of reasons. Doubt, because China’s problems and here comes another hackneyed clichee are so immense, so overwhelming that its ascension to the status of a global superpower still remains in question.

James Kynge definitely makes worlf admirable effort, but the tone of the books is, at times, skewed and has a tendency to veer from rational to a sense that the Chinese will swarm over the earth like locusts and destroy us all.

What Kynge shakea 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. Lastly, and most importantly, like Americans but even more so due to living in a society without a free press they have not worle the almost instinctual cynicism about politics and the state that is typical in Europe: No trivia or quizzes yet.


To ask other readers questions about China Shakes the Worldplease sign up. China wants to be chjna rule-setter in the global community. Maybe this book is more for CEOs than academics though.

The Rise of a Hungry Nation. When I first came back to China in JanuaryI was talking with my office director about books on China, and he told me, “The best shakkes on modern China has to be China Shakes the World.

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A must-read for those that are interested in China and its quest to become a super power. Oct 09, Knut rated it really liked it Shelves: China’s thirst for raw materials was about to affect all of the world’s markets. I also observe the changes you describe in China.

These are the supports that India does not have and are not taken into account by many western scholars. On the eve of the British industrial revolution some years ago, China accounted for one third of the global economy.

Let’s hope that China will have sensible leaders in the decades to come. Domestically, I see no reason why it should not be justified.

Like Americans the Chinese are very patriotic, haven’t travelled much, and don’t know the world.