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Death by China: Confronting the Dragon - A Global Call to Action [Kindle Edition]

Peter W. Navarro , Greg Autry
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This is the eBook version of the printed book.

Bestselling author Peter Navarro (The Coming China Wars) and Greg Autry challenges the dominant paradigm of a "Chinese Miracle" - the one featuring a modernizing, progressive Chinese state heading toward political reform and driving global economic growth with its new found embrace of capitalism and freedom.
Tearing this delusion away, Death by China documents the myriad ways that a powerful, wealthy, and corrupt Chinese Communist Party emboldened by a growing nationalistic frenzy is becoming the biggest threat to global peace, prosperity, and health since Nazi Germany.
From currency manipulation and abusive trade policies, to slave labor and deadly consumer products, China's ruthless rulers threaten the livelihood of the citizens of every developed nation. These thugs have created a frightening amoral society ruled by a constant fear hidden to outsiders and bought off with the ill gotten profits of a myopic quest for economic advantage at any cost - social, environmental, or civil rights concerns be damned. Worse, as with everything else, China is scaling and exporting the model around this world, threatening their neighbors and exploiting developing nations across the globe with a new imperialism.
While America worries that Al Qaeda or Iran may get their hands on a weapon of mass destruction, China is using our Wal-Mart dollars to build them by the score; filling brand new nuclear submarines with missiles aimed at our heartland and building stealth planes designed to obliterate our friends in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.
America's policy of appeasement and perpetual bending to Beijing's tacit threat to stop funding our unsustainable consumption based economy and deficit addicted government has left the Chinese people and the world in a frightening position while achieving absolutely nothing. With each new attempt at further "engagement" China simply rounds up more artists, writers, and political dissidents into its gulags and continues its policies of virtual genocide against the peoples of Tibet and the Uighars of East Turkestan. It tightens control over media and the Internet and expands its regional, territorial and resource claims. Laughing at our timidity, it becomes ever bolder in executing its plan to shutter every last manufacturing plant in the West.
Meanwhile, Western turncoat CEO's are content with pumping up one more quarterly report by driving every last high-value manufacturing jobs to Guangzhou or Chengdu. Congress is happy to be re-elected with contributions from those same corporations. Together they are happy to leave the rest of us with a future of low paying service and retail "careers" based on selling junk made in China to each other while accumulating a pile of Chinese debt and building a geopolitical time bomb of epic proportions.
For every American, European, Japanese or Korean reader who wonders where his job has gone and worries about the world his children will inherit, Death by China is a must read. The book features an inspiring Forward by Chinese Dissident, Baiqiao Tang and a brilliant Epilog by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher.


Editorial Reviews

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Navarro and Autry outline a clear and achievable path for America to tame the Dragon's onslaught. This highly entertaining book serves as not only a riotous call to arms, but a roadmap for Americans to re-claim the 21st century as their own. 
- Chriss Street, The Huffington Post

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"At a time when there is a perception that China is the next world power, this book puts the spotlight on a different aspect of China, a country that does not seem ready to be a responsible member of the comity of nations. The international community's failure to take this Chinese reality into consideration will not only be detrimental to the rest of the world, but more so to the Chinese, Tibetan and other people who are confronted with the consequences on a daily basis."
- Bhuchung K. Tsering, Vice President, International Campaign for Tibet
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"I've been long concerned about China's evolving military challenge to America and our allies, but Death by China reveals China's broader strategy of integrated advances on multiple fronts. The authors document how Beijing is using economic weapons of mercantilism and currency manipulation synergistically with espionage, cyber-warfare, space weapons, resource monopolization, and technology theft to gain dominance. In the process, the fundamental economic and geopolitical strengths that underpin America's military superiority are being systematically eroded while China becomes increasingly assertive in regional disputes. Every Western political and military leader should read this book. Now!"
- Jon Gallinetti, Major General, USMC, retired.
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"I myself have escaped the clutches of the Chinese Communist Party and now enjoy a life of freedom in America. It is important for everyone in the nation I love to understand that the aggression of the Chinese government toward human rights does not stop at China's border. Chinese Communist Party leaders believe they are at war with democracy and freedom and any governments that support these values. Death by China is the perfect book to explain how Beijing's strategists e fighting and projecting that war around the world."
- Li Fengzhi, Former Agent of China's Ministry of State Security
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"An important eye-opener for all Americans, Death By China is a must read before your next trip to Wal-Mart - or perhaps the unemployment line."
- Stuart O. Witt, General Manager Mojave Air and Space Port, Test Pilot, USN TOPGUN Graduate
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"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

Product Details

  • File Size: 516 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0132180235
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Pearson FT Press; 1 edition (May 5, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004GXB41G
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90 of 114 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprised May 9, 2011
By LZ1111
Format:Kindle Edition
I was skeptical of this book to begin with. Like a lot of supporters of free trade, I'd been focused on the benefits of our China relation and I wasn't moved at first when Navarro and Autry trotted out all the usual arguments about human rights abuses - although some of the details are simply horrifying and they do cite their sources. However, by the end of the read I was taken aback by the breadth and depth of what can only be called a "conspiracy." Rather than covering any one subject - trade abuses, militarization, environmental destruction - too deeply the author's make their point forcefully and quickly and then move on. This approach leaves the reader's mind clear enough to see that all of these seemingly disconnected things are LINKED. They are connected pieces in a strategic plan that delivers ever greater wealth and power to small group of men in Beijing and Shanghai at God knows what cost to China, America and the rest of humanity. Death by China delivers a relentless and well deserved beating to China's corrupt leaders.
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81 of 107 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sensationalism run amok April 26, 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
"Death by China" is an outstanding topic for a book. The authors discuss the growth of China as a political, economic and military power, citing numerous first-hand and third-party sources to argue that China's growth is coming at a great cost to the rest of the world. The citations and data are all carefully footnoted. To put it mildly, there is ample evidence to back the authors' views.

But I share the same problem with this book that so many others have already mentioned. That is, the book is written in such a sensationalist style that I believe it actually does a disservice to the very important message that this "Global Call to Action" is trying to share. You literally can't read a single page without coming across childish language, underhanded digs or gratuitous exclamation points. It feels a bit like an immature eighth-grader, with promising talent, buried himself in this topic for a year and produced this mess. The data and arguments are compelling, you just wish that they could have been conveyed with greater maturity and levelheadedness.

To be fair, I learned a great deal from reading "Death by China" and it's certainly opened my eyes to that country's behavior within the global community. But at my ripe old age, I really had hoped that the authors could have summoned a bit more professionalism while sharing their very compelling arguments.
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75 of 99 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Writing is Too Sensationalist and Manipulative August 21, 2011
Format:Hardcover
First, while I am glad that I read this book and will be following up with the various citations it made to explore more onto the issue, I find fault often with the language. I realize that it is a "call to action," but I don't generally approve of sensationalist or manipulative language. As an example, on page 34 when discussing the corrosive drywall that had a huge negative impact on the homes being rebuilt in wake of the disastrous hurricanes and flooding, the authors state the following, "As a middle-finger salute to this whole shoddy process, the corrosive drywall was then mixed and shipped to the United States without proper oversight or testing." As a middle-finger salute? I find myself questioning if that was necessary or if it actually detracts from the point being made. It certainly turned me off.

Second, there are a lot of issues being raised in this book. At times it was a little confusing to follow what their point was. There are no footnote/endnote numbers in the actual text itself, so as you are reading you have no idea if the statement is made up or supported by something. There is a section on endnotes in the back of the book, but you have to look them up by page and by phrase, which seems to somewhat hinder the ability to look up and research the original source documents. It's all there, but, again, as you are reading you don't have the ability to see if a specific phrase is actually supported by something without constantly flipping back and forth to the back to check every single phrase.

Third, the book did not seem to be equally critical. I'm not saying that everyone should run around criticizing everyone, but I think using critical thinking across the board is an admirable quality when discussing issues. On the Facts And Details website ([...
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38 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Planned Financial Invasion May 7, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
We are losing America a dime at a time!! It's time to admit the free trade policies that are destroying America are not just a accidental Oops. This is a planned financial invasion to steal the wealth of this country.
While every Religious Radio Station professes the threat of the Muslim invasion of America. China continues its financial invasion using our Wal-Mart Stores and our governors and Chambers of Commerce invite China into invest in our heartland.
Death by China should be required reading for every American.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars American corporations made China powerful April 2, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I try to buy American whenever possible, but it's almost impossible because American corporations manufacture almost everything in China. I blame American corporations first, China second. We put ourselves in this situation.
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21 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wake Up America May 23, 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Death by China, is a fascinating and somewhat terrifyingly look into how China has become the 800 LBS economic and military gorilla on the worldwide stage. America needs to understand what the long term ramifications are to our economy and national defense initiatives if China continues to go unchecked and unchallenged by the United States government. Fortunately, Death by China answers some of these hard questions and more on how to deal with China today before they turn the Good Ole USA into a third world country..
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Published 20 days ago by Bernard P. Barwick
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
it was very informative
Published 1 month ago by Mike Feldhan
2.0 out of 5 stars The writers who take the "fear" road dealing with China ...
The writers who take the "fear" road dealing with China have a difficult journey. Events almost invariably overtake them. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Peter M. Herford
5.0 out of 5 stars IF YOU LIKED THE NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
IF YOU LIKED THE NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY, YOU WILL LOVE THE BOOK EVEN MORE: I bought the audio version after seeing the "Death by China" documentary on Netflix. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Joe From Kokomo
5.0 out of 5 stars Better Than I had Expected
I gave it 5 stars because honestly it was a great read. I have of knowledge on the jobs and industries being outsourced to China and this definitely made everything even more... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jason Ho
5.0 out of 5 stars Death by China - Already happened??!!
Great wake up call for America. This book
should be mandatory reading for this
Administration, Senators, Delegates and
all economics & civics classes in the... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Irish845
4.0 out of 5 stars Slanted
I found the book to be terribly one-sided and the authors unwilling to delve deeper into the circumstances behind certain situations. Read more
Published 6 months ago by OnChina@Tumblr
5.0 out of 5 stars The Vampire Squid in Beijing!
The spin-trolls who have criticized this book are clever, skillful and practiced at intentionally misleading. This book is not sensationalist or even exaggerated. Read more
Published 6 months ago by S. Ferguson
2.0 out of 5 stars China bashing under denial
Navarro and Autry say that it's not China bashing if it's the truth. Indeed they start with a truism that China is engaged in mercantilism, then add some amateur motivational... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Gderf
5.0 out of 5 stars Here's a wake-up call for US citizens
I found this book most interesting and frightening at the same time, and I am more knowledgeable for having read it!!
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