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Calling China's huge population "arguably the greatest natural resource on the planet," Fishman details how hundreds of millions of peasants have migrated from rural to urban areas to find manufacturing jobs, providing an unlimited, low-wage workforce to power China's economy. In the process, this shift has changed both Chinese culture and the global business climate in significant ways. Simply put, American companies can't compete with wages as low as 25 cents an hour and lack of regulation and oversight, so are forced to move their operations to China or completely change the focus of their business. And it's not just a problem for the U.S.--even Mexico is outsourcing to China. Though it remains to be seen whether this will truly be the "Chinese Century" as Fishman asserts, China, Inc. is a brisk and informative look at why so many American corporations, and American jobs, are heading to China. --Shawn Carkonen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I loved ready about the growing industry in China. We used this book in various speeches on Emerging Industry throughout the world. It was very informative. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Brian
This book is written with many stories that illustrate how China is.
I have lived in China for close to 10 years now. Read more
This book is one of the must-read books for studying China's rise.
This book has focuses more negative than positive elements of China's rise. Read more
This book delivers just about what you would expect from it, mostly impressive statistics, data, and trends that highlight the incredible productivity, growth, and potential of... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Chip Hunter
I've spent a lot of time in China and know many of these story types well, but this book still expanded my perspective and gave me a lot of additional context. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Joseph Born
I read this good book, here in Brazil. This book is good, easy to read and concise about China today. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Dalton C. Rocha
This book is sort of a "The World is Flat" focused just on China. It is a fascinating book describing China's mind-boggling numbers, like the projected 300M people moving to cities... Read morePublished on January 11, 2012 by Rex M. Rogers
Many interesting and often surprising details on recent developments in China; including the reasons why ending software piracy in China (even if it were remotely possible to do... Read morePublished on October 3, 2011 by Walter
If you read only one book on Asia this year, this is the one you should read. If you are not an economist or an Asian specialist, but want to understand the extremely complex... Read morePublished on May 2, 2011 by Berglund Center for Internet Studies