The China Price

The China Price : The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage

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In this landmark work of investigative reporting, former Financial Times correspondent Alexandra Harney uncovers a story of immense significance to us all: how China's factory economy gains a competitive edge by selling out its workers, environment, and future. Harney's firsthand reporting brings us face-to-face with a world in which intense pricing pressure from Western companies combines with ubiquitous corruption and a lack of transparency to exact a staggering toll in human misery and environmental damage. This eye-opening expose offers, for the first time, an intimate look at the defining business story of our time.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 140 x 214 x 20mm | 299.37g
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • maps
  • 0143114867
  • 9780143114864
  • 306,679

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"With unusual insight and reportorial perseverance Alexandra Harney presents the inconvenient truths about China and globalization that flat worlders have overlooked. This book is very important and is a must read for those who want to understand how today's world really works." --Clyde Prestowitz, President of the Economic Strategy Institute and the author of "Three Billion New Capitalists,"
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About Alexandra Harney

Alexandra Harney was a reporter and editor at the Financial Times. She has reported from Japan, China and the United Kingdom, among other places. From 2003 until early 2006, she was the FT's South China correspondent based in Hong Kong, where she still lives. A 1997 cum laude graduate of Princeton University with a degree from the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs, Alexandra was born in Washington, DC and currently lives in Hong Kong. This is her first book.
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