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- Audible.com Release Date: October 23, 2006
- Language: English
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The Coming China Wars: Where They Will Be Fought and How They Can Be Won Audible – Unabridged
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If you want to know such enmity and suspicion to the extreme, read The Coming Wars of China, which is simply a categorisation of the bad stories about China you can find over the internet. (Author's note: "Much of the research conducted for this book was done over the internet.") To give you an example, on page 137-138 the author uses the information on the Banqiao Dam found at Wikipedia - the Banqiao Dam was built in the early 1950s and crested and collapsed when Typhoon Nina hit in 1975 - to prove that it is not a good idea to build the Three Gorges Dam.
In fact, you know you are in for some catastrophic scenarios when you read the author's prediction in the form of a "News Release, October 25, 2012" on the first page of the Introduction:
- "Global stock exchanges were devastated this week by the worst collapse in history as a wave of panic selling followed...a Chinese government announcement that it would no longer finance the mounting budget and trade deficits of a 'profligate United States'."
- "It's been a tough year for Sino-US relations. In January, the US ambassador to the United Nations stormed out in protest over...[China's] veto to shield terrorist regimes such as Iran from diplomatic sanctions in exchange for oil. In March, China's president abruptly cancelled a state visit after the US Treasury Department branded China a 'currency manipulator.Read more ›
A line from the book? Hardly! Nevertheless, The Coming China Wars relates in an unmistakable to this quote, for it exemplifies in starkest terms the very enmity and suspicion that Will Hutton cautions against in The Writing on the Wall: Why We Must Embrace China as a Partner or Face Her as an Enemy. If the choice of title for the book itself fails to communicate the line of thought that pervades the book, the reader need not go any further than the author's introduction, which he begins with a fictitious October 25, 2012, News Release, entitled "U.S.-China Chill Melts Down World Markets." It remains highly debatable whether or not, as the author claims, "China has put itself on a collision course with the rest of the world," or whether that purportedly inevitable course is not possibly the result of a larger combination of factors, including not least highly de-contextualized and emotional analysis for which the United States, in the eyes of the noted German journalist and author, Peter Scholl Latour, appears to have a near infallible inclination in recent years. The Coming China Wars merely helps to further cement this perception.
Navarro discusses eight major China Wars that, ironically enough considering his heavy-handed, one-sided analytical approach, he argues require "a better understanding of the complexities of the economic origins" so as to "lead to their peaceful resolution" (xix).Read more ›
China should be looked at objectively. There are positives and negatives to China's current policies; but hey, this isn't any different from US policies as well. If this kind of a book came out about the United States, I'd bet the same people praising this book would come out denouncing that one as destructive and evil.
As for this one, I suggest passing on it. There are many books and documentaries that better chronicle China's ascendancy to becoming a global superpower and the subsequent problems that accompany this transition. The world must learn to embrace China and its change, and not become scared off by it, because this will only encourage recoil and reaction. This author's dialogue is dangerous for Sino-US relations.
Bad points: Bias. Not a book to know China.
Peter Navarro's standpoint is clear: China is an evil enemy, so we need to see the potential of the "China Wars".
I feel that it will be a much better book if he changed his standpoint as : China is a friend, US and China co-exist. We need to apprciate how hard that the Chinese government is targeting these problems. We need to help China to solve these problems even faster.
In all, problems always exist. I belive that there are so many wars in the world because there are a lot of people try to make enemys, not friends.
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this guy is absolutely nuts, wish him all the best making money off this fake bookPublished 7 days ago by XM
I can't understand how this author can be so blind and one-sided.
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The author could be chicken little for all I know, some good facts but too alarmist for me. I bought the book to get some more insight into china, which it did, but the author... Read morePublished on June 26, 2014 by Fernando Castillo
All that I can think of when I finished reading this book was "How did this guy get into Havard"?
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This is a book based on his very biased perspective. He just doesn't understand what's going on around the world.Published on March 6, 2013 by Faketeeth