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China: The Balance Sheet: What the World Needs to Know Now About the Emerging Superpower

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2007

    A Good General Introduction to China

    The authors provide a carefully written detailed view of contemporary China focusing on China's domestic economy, domestic transformation, and trade and relations with the West. They do just fine covering these topics, but fail badly when covering other issues like China's environmental crisis, health problems or education. These topics deserve far more attention than the few paragraphs offered here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2006

    Indispensable information on China's growth and impact.

    This book is indispensable for anyone seeking solid information about China. No country has inspired more commentary, conflict and controversy, or given rise to more disparate and confusing predictions, projections and polemics. The authors - C. Fred Bergsten, Bates Gill, Nicholas R. Lardy and Derek Mitchell - focus on economic, political and security issues, carefully assessing the range of noteworthy opinions on each issue, and offering readers the data necessary to evaluate them. The authors do not attempt to make a case one way or the other. They provide an excellent, concise survey of contemporary thinking about China, with ample evidence for and against each viewpoint. We think that if you are only going to read one book on China, this should be it. If you are going to read several, start here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2006

    intersting work, but not enough

    This work has a very aim, which explores popular themes about Chinese business world. But its depth is rather doubtful and the author lacks first hand experience and broad knowledge to make much sense out of it. For a far better book on the same topic, read China's Global Reach: Markets, Multinationals, and Globalization, written by a high-profile Chinese commentator and professional.

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