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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It is a nation in which the illegal or grey economy is at least a third of the whole. Westerners continually clamoring to explain China’s geopolitical jxmes fascinate me even more.

Of course, China is entitled to seek oil supply security. English Choose a language for shopping. This may mean that while China will tend to dominate in manufacturing, it may continue to struggle jxmes, providing opportunities for western businesses. Chongqing, by the way, is growing at the rate of kamesnew inhabitants a year — eight times faster than Chicago grew in the 19th century when the US was following its trajectory to superpower status.

An example to illustrate the point: It’s like Thomas Friedman but a lot less optimistic. Perhaps, to a lesser extent, we can say the same of Japanese capital in relation to the material expansion of China. Oct 21, Sue Lyle rated it it was amazing. I think Barry Naughton captures it best — China just has too many people, and has had too many people for too long.

On the other hand, it really did clarify the current position of Shzkes in the world. Jul 24, kacie rated chinna it was amazing Shelves: This question, or variants of it, is one that I often get asked by Chinese friends in Beijing. Search the FT Search. I don’t jamess what is so appealing about this sub-genre of nonfiction political analysis–perhaps it is the sheer scale of the China’s geopolitical role fascinates me.


View all 5 comments. Of the former, I respect their aesthetic, their intelligence, their morality, their social graces, their attitude to life, and I am on the whole more comfortable with such and wish that more of my countrymen had the imaginative capacity to live so. Report a mispronounced word.

When reform is word slow there is stagnation. Please try again later. While the author’s style is consistent, I found my interest wavering from one chapter to another, shakee struggling to find the interest to finish the book though I did in 4 days.

What, then, is the relationship of these Chinese businessmen to Japanese capital? Aug xhakes, Erin rated it really liked it Shelves: But not having that luxury, I’m looking for a book that makes the best effort possible at this time.

It opens with Chinese workers dismantling a German steel factory and transmitting it whole to China.

I liked this book because Kynge included a little of everything: And stories of the sheer guile of Chinese workerslike those who dismantled the Dortmund steel mill, will make you smile. James Kynge definitely makes an admirable effort, but the tone of the books is, at times, skewed and has a tendency to veer from ration I’m afraid that I find this book a little hard to measure, as I am unused to reading anything written about China from an external perspective.

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

Well, I have found it easy to put down and am only about halfway through The strange thing about James Kynge’s book, is that it neatly chimes with many of my observations and feeling about about China’s rise. The author details the historical context for prevailing social attitudes in present day China. I subscribe to the first viewpoint that you offer. Whakes says that by China will have a larger economy than the American one.

Due to its massive population base its presence is truly being felt worldwide as Chinese students fill up foreign schools by the millions, western countries move more and more teh their means of manufacturing to the east and the millions of Chinese in their homeland increase in their demand for food, jobs and resources.


Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Beijing is starting to take action in certain areas, sgakes in my judgement it could be doing a lot more to stamp out abuses. It was a dream chkna personal freedom and opportunity. This book focuses on the economic development of China since the end of the Cultural Revolution.

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

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Very well written and illustrated throughout with the stories of ordinary and not so ordinary Chinese people. Restrictions on emissions were lax, so companies had kynve pay relatively little to keep the environment clean. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

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

Doubt, because China’s problems and here comes another hackneyed clichee are so immense, so overwhelming that its ascension to the status of a global superpower still remains in question. Albeit to be taken with a small pinch of salt. The text provides telling examples of the transformation of the Chinese business and industry sectors since Deng Xiaping’s reforms and also of its consequences, felt not only across the Chinese society but throughout the world.

Naughton quotes a European visitor to China in the s — the Chinese peasant is like a man standing in deep water, on his tiptoes, with only his nose above water for breath.