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

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China's emergence as a major international power is perhaps the most important development in world affairs of the 21st century. Now, this book provides an indispensable survey of that country, the world's largest-- a vast land with 1.4 billion people and the world's most dynamic economy.

Over the past year, Dr. Bates Gill, C. Fred Bergsten, Nicholas R. Lardy, and Derek Mitchell have led four task forces through a rigorous exercise of investigation and intelligence, compiling ...

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Overview


China's emergence as a major international power is perhaps the most important development in world affairs of the 21st century. Now, this book provides an indispensable survey of that country, the world's largest-- a vast land with 1.4 billion people and the world's most dynamic economy.

Over the past year, Dr. Bates Gill, C. Fred Bergsten, Nicholas R. Lardy, and Derek Mitchell have led four task forces through a rigorous exercise of investigation and intelligence, compiling and analyzing the authoritative data on China's economy, foreign and domestic policy, and national security. Now that material has been shaped into an accessible narrative filled with facts, but written for the general reader. The expert judgements presented in China: The Balance Sheet will inform policymakers in Washintgon, scholars and the business community for years to come.

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China Business Consultant.com
China: The Balance Sheet differs from most other books we have been reading in preparation for our 22 province journey across China for charity and understanding. China guides to business or living become obsolete almost before they are published. And most of the expert commentary on China gives the reader intellectual whiplash: The data contained in strategy texts is often conflicting or out-dated. This text offers online resources for continuing information and is a testament both to the wisdom and commitment of the authors.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781586484354
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
  • Publication date: 3/12/2007
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     vii
Preface     ix
Summary and Overview: Meeting the China Challenge     1
China's Domestic Economy: Continued Growth or Collapse?     18
China's Domestic Transformation: Democratization or Disorder?     40
China in the World Economy: Opportunity or Threat?     73
China's Foreign and Security Policy: Partner or Rival?     118
Conclusion: Toward a New United States-China Relationship     155
Notes     163
Authors     181
Organizations     185
Acknowledgements     189
Advisory Committee     191
Index     193
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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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