Death by China

Death by China : Confronting the Dragon - A Global Call to Action

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The world's most populous nation and soon-to-be largest economy is rapidly turning into the planet's most efficient assassin. Unscrupulous Chinese entrepreneurs are flooding world markets with lethal products. China's perverse form of capitalism combines illegal mercantilist and protectionist weapons to pick off American industries, job by job. China's emboldened military is racing towards head-on confrontation with the U.S. Meanwhile, America's executives, politicians, and even academics remain silent about the looming threat. Now, best-selling author and noted economist Peter Navarro meticulously exposes every form of "Death by China," drawing on the latest trends and events to show a relationship spiraling out of control.

Death by China reveals how thousands of Chinese cyber dissidents are being imprisoned in "Google Gulags"; how Chinese hackers are escalating coordinated cyberattacks on U.S. defense and America's key businesses; how China's undervalued currency is damaging the U.S., Europe, and the global recovery; why American companies are discovering that the risks of operating in China are even worse than they imagined; how China is promoting nuclear proliferation in its pursuit of oil; and how the media distorts the China story--including a "Hall of Shame" of America's worst China apologists.

This book doesn't just catalogue China's abuses: It presents a call to action and a survival guide for a critical juncture in America's history--and the world's.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 154 x 229 x 16mm | 430g
  • Pearson FT Press
  • NJ, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0134319036
  • 9780134319032
  • 45,057

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"Like a modern-day Paul Revere, this book offers the most urgent of warnings about how China is systematically destroying the American economy under the false banner of 'free' trade-and in the process, severely weakening our national defenses."
-Ian Fletcher, Senior Economist, Coalition for a Prosperous America

"The authors rightly and squarely point the finger at all of the corporate turncoats and China apologists in America who are helping to make China's rise anything but peaceful."

-Alan Tonelson, Research Fellow, U.S. Business and Industrial Council,

"A high-powered rifle shot that hits the Beijing bull's-eye dead-on."

-Dylan Ratigan, host of MSNBC's The Dylan Ratigan Show

"Death by China is further proof that we are sowing the seeds of our own demise.... This book is shocking and is a must-read for all."

-Paul Midler, author of Poorly Made in China

"This clarion call carefully researches and intricately details the clear and present dangers that an anything but 'peacefully rising' China poses to the world."

-Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, 46th District (Rep, CA)

"This liberty bell of a book should shake American leaders out of their slumber so that they finally-finally-realize that China's economic policies are bankrupting the United States of America."

-Richard McCormack, Editor and Publisher, Manufacturing & Technology News

"I've been long concerned about China's evolving military challenge to America and our allies.... Every Western political and military leader should read this book. Now!"

-Jon Gallinetti, Major General, USMC, retired

"Be forewarned: Once you start reading, you won't want to stop."

-Damon DiMarco, author of Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11 and co-author of My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary with Baiqiao Tang

"A chilling compilation of China's gathering storm."

-Brian Binnie, Commander USN, retired; test pilot; commercial astronaut and winner of the Ansari X Prize

China is now the greatest threat to America.

Soon to be the world's largest economy, China is attacking on every front, with every available weapon--from protectionism and currency manipulation to cyber attacks and espionage. Around the globe, China is also doing whatever it takes to capture crucial resources--even if it means promoting nuclear proliferation by the world's most dangerous regimes. Inside the United States, Americans are being injured or killed by the Dragon's dangerous exports: poisoned food, spiked drugs, toxic toys. Meanwhile, huge U.S. corporations have allied with China's state-owned enterprises to destroy American manufacturing--and, ultimately and ironically, destroy themselves.

It's an incredible and incredibly shameful story, and Death by China tells it all. But understanding the reality of China's assault on America is only the beginning. Leading economists Peter Navarro and Greg Autry offer a complete plan for surviving the global power shift China has already engineered--and halting the Dragon's onslaught before it's too late.

It's not China "bashing" if it's true

Challenging the China apologists and appeasers

The Dragon's death to America's manufacturing base
How China's totalitarianism, mercantilism, and protectionism are winning

China 's "dark visitors" steal the "rope" to hang us with

Beijing's Red Hacker Brigades vow: "We will bury you, Chinese-style"

Death by Colonial Dragon--A rising hegemon's revenge
Vacuuming up Africa's resources, plundering Latin America, bullying Asia
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Table of contents

Foreword xiii

Chapter 1: It's Not China Bashing If It's True 1


Chapter 2: Death by Chinese Poison: Bodies for Bucks and Chicks for Free 15

Chapter 3: Death by Chinese Junk: Strangling Our Babies in Their Cribs 29


Chapter 4: Death to America's Manufacturing Base: Why We Don't Play (or Work) in Peoria Anymore 49

Chapter 5: Death by Currency Manipulation: Crouching Tiger, Nuking Dragon 67

Chapter 6: Death by American Corporate Turncoat: When Greenbacks Trump the Red,

White, and Blue 77

Chapter 7: Death by Colonial Dragon: Locking Down Resources and Locking Up Markets Round the World 91


Chapter 8: Death by Blue Water Navy: Why China's Military Rise Should Raise Red Flags 111

Chapter 9: Death by Chinese Spy: How Beijing's "Vacuum Cleaners" Are Stealing the Rope to Hang Uncle Sam 127

Chapter 10: Death by Red Hacker: From Chengdu's "Dark Visitors" to Manchurian Chips 137

Chapter 11: Death by Darth Liu: Look Ma, There's a Death Star Pointing at Chicago 151


Chapter 12: Death to a Big Planet: Do You Want to Be Fried with That Apocalypse? 171

Chapter 13: Death by Chinese Pogrom: When Mao Met Orwell and Deng Xiaoping in Tiananmen Square 187

Chapter 14: Death by China on China: Shanghaiing the Gene Pool at the Top of the World and Other Earthly Tales 197


Chapter 15: Death by China Apologist: Fareed Zakaria Floats Away 215

Chapter 16: Life with China: How to Survive and Prosper in the Dragon's Century 233

Epilogue 261

Endnotes 265

Index 287
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About Peter Navarro

Peter Navarro, business professor at University of California-Irvine, is author of the best-selling The Coming China Wars. His work has appeared in BusinessWeek, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, and MIT Sloan Management Review. A gifted public speaker, Navarro has been featured on 60 Minutes and has appeared on Bloomberg, CNN, NPR, and all three major network news shows. He is a regular CNBC contributor and has testified before Congress and the U.S.-China Commission. His recent books include Seeds of Destruction (with Glenn Hubbard) and Always a Winner. His free weekly newsletter is available at

Greg Autry is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California. He holds an BA in history from Cal Poly Pomona and an MBA and PhD from the Merage School of Management at UC Irvine. He has traveled extensively in China and testified to Congress twice on this issue. His research is focused on the role that government plays in the emergence of new industries and he is an expert on the developing New Space / Commercial Spaceflight economy.
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