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China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    While the info is a little outdated by now, the book provides gr

    While the info is a little outdated by now, the book provides great examples of the rise of China. Great for anyone who wants to understand China better and how its rise could affect the world in the future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2008

    Made in China

    The stories are great. The water is still pulluted there. He has a great emphsis telling stories about the factories there put there is no stories about there factories pullution. Tells there economic strengh. China is a super power for the 21th century. Telling all the good things is happening to China.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2008

    A warning to the US

    China has the world's most rapidly changing large economy, Fishman details how hundreds of millions of peasants have migrated from rural to urban areas to find manufacturing jobs, providing an unlimited, low-wage workforce to power China's economy. 'No country has ever before made a better run at climbing every step of economic development all at once,' he writes, in China, Inc. China invites large corporations to manufacture their products in their country--simply put, American companies can't compete with wages as low as 25 cents an hour and lack of regulation and oversight, so are forced to move their operations to China or completely change the focus of their business. Once the companies are in China, within a few months are the Chinese are copying and competing against the same companies they attracted. China is currently the largest maker of toys, clothing, and consumer electronics, and is swiftly moving up the ladder in car production, computer manufacturing, biotechnology, aerospace, telecommunications, and other sectors thanks to low-cost, high-tech factories. China is also where the world is investing. In 2004, for instance, the city of Shanghai alone attracted over $12 billion in direct foreign investment, roughly the same amount as all of Indonesia and Mexico received. In tracing China's ascendancy over the past 30 years (with annual growth of an astonishing 9.5 percent), Fishman presents a flood of facts, figures, forecasts, and anecdotes and examines the implications of this unprecedented growth for China, the U.S., and the rest of the world. A great read and again exposes some of the themes brought brilliantly by Fareed Zakaria's The Post-American World.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2005

    Awesome

    Just reading the back cover of this book made me pick it up and read it from cover to cover. I was so fascinated by the awesome statistics about China: its growth, it's massive scale of humanity and its potential. The book gives you an economic and cultural history lesson from the last 50 years, then ties it into what is happening today and then gives several scenarios for what is going to happen there in the very near future. It made me want to drop everything and move to China to capitalize on this explosion!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2005

    Insightful!

    Squarely addressed to people with scant knowledge of China, this anecdotal excursion into the economics of the Middle Kingdom is dilettantish in the best sense of the word. Those who know China will learn only illustrative tales here, but those who do not know China will learn what even the most scrupulously accurate journalists cannot always convey: the feel of the place. Author Ted C. Fishman explores Shanghai shops, Shenzhen factories and markets for female companionship euphemistically known as karaoke halls, and he manages to put everything in the context of China¿s economic development. No doubt many readers will come away convinced that China is a threat - indeed, part of the author¿s purpose is to show how China challenges the world. He does that convincingly by alternating vignettes of China with vignettes of America. Critics may quibble, and not without reason, that the book is superficial, uncritical and naïve. Granted. But we counter: it¿s a heck of a read.

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