In the Jaws of the Dragon

In the Jaws of the Dragon

America's Fate in the Coming Era of Chinese Hegemony

Book - 2008 | 1st ed
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"In recent years, popular wisdom has held that opening American markets to Chinese goods was the best way to promote democracy in Beijing - that the Communist Party's grip would quickly weaken as increasingly affluent Chinese citizens embraced American values." "That popular wisdom was wrong. As Eamonn Fingleton shows in this devastating book, instead of America changing China, China is changing America. Although this process of reverse convergence has been swept largely under the carpet by knee-jerk globalists in the American press, Americans will soon be hearing much more about it. Selling the American national interest short, countless corporations abjectly do Beijing's lobbying in Congress."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0312362323 (alk. paper)
9780312362324 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 303.48273 FIN
Characteristics: x, 355 p. ; 25 cm


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Feb 06, 2014

An outstanding book, probably the only intelligent book yet published on US-China relations. I only disagree with the author on one philosophical point of his: ". . . As Eamonn Fingleton shows . . . instead of America changing China, China is changing America." I don't believe either is changing the other in so much as the oligarchs of both countries have joined hands to achieve their shared agenda. China's so-called "miracle" would not have come about without America and Japan (and Europe to a lesser degree) offshoring all their jobs, technology and investment to China, just as China's planned theft of Volvo's design and manufacturing processes (when Volvo set up a plant there) seriously undercut Volvo (setting it up for acquisition by an American auto manufacturer).


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