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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Peterson Institute for International Economics; 1 edition (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881324345
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881324341
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #659,458 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This volume is an excellent read, provocative, and timely. --Choice

There is no better place to find a compact overview of recent developments in China, through mid-2008, both with respect to economic developments and with respect to China's foreign and national security policy. --Foreign Affairs

This is the best single book on China, and I use it to prepare for all my trips to that country. --Zbigniew Brzezinski

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Loyd E. Eskildson HALL OF FAME on February 22, 2010
Format: Paperback
Bergsten's book provides good insights into today's China. China has become a global economic power - second largest national economy, second largest exporter, largest foreign exchange reserves. Its real GDP in 2006 was about 13X that of 1978 when reforms began.

President Jiang Zemin's 2002 "Three Represents" (represent the majority and major components) allowed the formerly reviled entrepreneurs to join the CCP, co opting its rising middle class and intellectuals. The National People's Congress no longer rubber-stamps everything put before it by the State council - evidence includes protracted drafting of the Property Law, and 10% voting against Zemin staying as chair of the Central Military Committee. Recently there were 8% more candidates than slots, and the Minister of Health was not a CCP member.

The central government collects taxes nationwide, splitting the receipts about evenly with local governments. 'Growth at any cost' rules at the local level, creating environment problems; also the local governments don't get enough funding to cover all the central mandates. Local governments are responsible for appointing local officials and judges, along with their pay. Thus, local adherence to central mandates is sometimes half-hearted and frustrates U.S. personnel.

The spring of 1989 brought people into the streets in support student-led demonstrations - inflation and official profiteering were major concerns. Chinese corruption appears to have leveled out in the last 15 -years - now approximately at the same level as India, Mexico, Brazil, and better than the U.S.S.R. The most vulnerable areas involve real estate - state funds for real-estate loans, land seizures without proper payment. Bergsten believes this costs about 3-4%/year of GDP.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By P. Bowie on December 16, 2008
Format: Hardcover
While many people are "aware" of China, very few have much "understanding". China Rises provides information, observations and insights that are very helpful for those who are interested in developing a more informed view of China, its incredible complexities, remarkable achievements, as well as its massive challenges and opportunities. Although clearly viewed with a "western" bias, this is a book that finally provides a much more balanced perspective of US-China strategic relationships and interdependencies. It is a very useful addition to the "China" dialogue and well worth reading
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sam Reeves on February 9, 2013
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This was a fairly simple read. I needed it for class with Michael Klare. His books are actually better, but he couldn't get away with simply assigning his own work.
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