The China Price

The China Price

The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage

Book - 2008
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Journalist Alex Harney shows how China is able to offer such amazingly low prices to the rest of the world. What she has discovered is a brutal world in which intense pricing pressure from Western companies combines with corruption and a lack of transparency to exact an unseen toll in human misery and environmental damage. Despite a decade of monitoring, foreign businessmen all too often have no idea of the conditions under which goods they buy are made. But change is coming. A generation of Chinese flocked from the rural interior to the coastal factories, in the largest mass migration in human history--but that migration has slowed dramatically. As pollution worsens and infrastructure buckles, and grassroots activism grows, pressures are mounting that will not dissipate without profound change. Managing the violence of that change is China's greatest challenge in the near future, and managing its impact on the world economy may be ours.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2008
ISBN: 9781594201578
Characteristics: 336 p. : map ; 24 cm


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Mostafa A A Ali
Jun 16, 2015

What a stunning book.

The china price shows how Workers are literally crushed in sweatshops to provide us with the cheap products. In a country where sending your child to elementary school costs a fortune, parents have to leave their children behind to work 14 hours 7 days to earn as little as $150 per month.

This book accentuate the necessity to change the existing trading system before it is too late.

Apr 24, 2011

Excellent commentary about sourcing consumer goods from China and the low profit margins resulting in environmental and human rights abuses. It's not Wal-Mart, it's our shopping demand for

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