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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And it is a tough one to answer well because of the emotions that surround the issues you highlight. It is a highly recommendable and and easy to read book touching on a subject that is one of the most crucial socio-economic changes the world has since in recent times and that will, arguably, set the course of the XXI century.

He chiha 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 shakkes yet the population continued to increase, which means that the burden on the land was extremely heavy.

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

A highly recommended introduction to anyone who wants to understand the impact of China’s rise more fully. Hoe speelt het land het klaar om – hoewel afscheid genomen van het communistisch stelse – toch centraal geleid te worden? There was a problem filtering reviews right now. And stories of the sheer guile of Chinese workerslike those who dismantled the Dortmund steel mill, will make you smile.

China Shakes The World: The Rise of a Hungry Nation by James Kynge

A country that is just so different. But it would be a mistake to assume that because China has all but jettisoned ideological communism, it will similarly discard the rule of the Communist Party. The book is filled with pictures of gigantic Chinese economic projects and development. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Kindle Editionpages. 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.


The author insinuated that it is the same in China. Many behavioural foibles have begun to look decidedly top-of-the-market to me. I very much enjoyed this book, but it left me feeling very worried about the future of the western world.

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. The evolving economic model as China moves from communism to capitalism hcina a thorough treatment as cbina. Apr 24, k rated it it was ok. Discover what to read next.

Nevertheless, it is a question that I often ponder these days. Opinion Show more Opinion links.

May 13, Uames Swarup rated it really liked it. I am not normally interested in reading business books but decided to buy this as it looked fairly short, easy to read, and I needed to understand more about what all the “China-phobia” was all about at that stage of my life. The anecdote mentioned above is chilling for precisely that reason: Due to the rise of the Chinese tiger many states hold a great unease or fear for Beijing. But for all of China’s ruthlessness and seemingly unstoppable growth, crushing anything that gets in its path, Kynge leaves us chinw with a sense of doubt than of fear though there’s plenty of fear, too.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. But in channeling its energies into manufacturing, China compromises its development elsewhere. But what strikes me is how poor in certain ways the great Chinese expansion is. 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 shakees ridiculous losses, but Kynge navigates this minefield of apparent reverse business chnia, making it understandable even to the laywoman.


And if it does join the superpower club, surely it will be the strangest member. Mar 24, ben rated it liked it.

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Showing of 4 reviews. Get to Know Us. 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 days. Get a copy as soon as you can. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Can you give your opinion about IPR non protection in China. As the US economy shows signs of slowing, yet China continues to invest in excessive production capacity – much of it for export, just how close do you think China is to one of its periodic reversals?

A book that combines both history, economic and social, and anecdotes from uames author’s years spent in China. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Clears the stereotypes people have attached to china. Write a customer review. The mill is a metaphor for many of the traditional businesses that for decades, even centuries, the Europeans thought of as “their own,” only to discover that competition from Asia threatened their very existence.