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A comprehensive view on the reasons why China has managed to accelerate social-economic growth over the course of two decades proceeding 2006. The authors first present a researcher view on the key drivers of economic growth, name and elaborate 5 main drivers: (i) liberalisation of internal economy (embracing market forces); (ii) liberalisation of foreign economic policy (trade and FDI fostering initiatives); (iii) relatively high domestic savings and investment rates; (iv) structural shift in t...
Nowadays, there are so many reports about China's trillion dollar forex reserves, the renminbi revaluation, the liquidity glut and resultant inflationary pressure. But what are the causes and results of all these phenomena? As with most press, they merely report but lack the editorial knowledge to explain. Along comes this book that explicates it all. Researched by the famed Peter Peterson and Centre for Strategic and International Studies, this book illustrates not just the economic front; how
Okay, so prior to reading this book, I knew very very little about China aside from topics relating to trade with the US and being an "emerging economic power". The book is well-written, and presents a fairly balanced view of the country and its role in global politics today, ranging from economics, health care, education and foreign policy. However, the authors are definitely looking into the country from a US-foreign policy based perspective, so that may be a bit restricting in that the matter...
As I understand, this is a work in progress that will be updated as more facts and developments occur. In my view, anyone who does not know what to make of China and its internal dynamics must read this very carefully. it is written very objectively and slays a number of urban myths while setting the record straight on China's rise and what this means for its relationship with the US and the rest of the world. because this book is worth reading, I will not place any spoilers but it confirms that...
When browsing through a few recent books regarding China's economic and political status and future, I ultimately chose this one for it's seemingly balanced and unbiased information. Unfortunately, that also meant slogging through lots and lots of statistics- the book doesn't draw many conclusions for the reader, mostly just presents current situations and a myriad of futures possible for China. Informative, but not terribly interesting.
It gives us a lot of knowledge about China's macroeconomic condition and its foreign policy in general. However even the subtitle said "What the World Needs to Know Now About the Emerging Superpower", this book is actually more appropriate to be called "What America need to know about China". Well, at least we can prove the argument that U.S is really worried about the emerging China.
China has problems. Just because a nation has no concerns for (it's own and/or any) people does not mean it is "Developing." SERIOUSLY, a country with a Developed market and a Developed inernational production/trade mechanism should not be considered a Developing Nataion simply because it's backward ideas about civilization predate the Moguls.
super cohesive and informative
by no means a "comprehensive" account of modern china as it claims, but a good overview of china's domestic issues as well as its international relations, complete with numbers to back up its claims