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China Counting

How the West Was Lost

Authors: Mackinnon, A., Powell, Barnaby

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A political and managerial brief on Chinese global power, this new book puts into a modern context the Chinese opportunities created by the West's chaotic and destructive capitalism. It examines China's attitudes towards the West, its capacity for strategic change and its plans for expanding its global influence.

About the authors

ALEX MACKINNON has extensive management experience 'East of Suez' – in the Middle East, India and Pakistan, in Japan, in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China, in Malaysia, and in New Zealand and Australia. His analysis of Chinese strategic expansion was awarded a PhD in 2005. He has commented on Asia in newspapers, academic journals and conferences and regularly lectures in Europe and China.


BARNABY POWELL is a Chinese son-in-law and veteran of development banking in East and South-East Asia. He was initial Director of the Asia-Invest Programme for the European Commission and has over 35 years experience in the strategic nature of Asian negotiations. He also served as Secretary-General of the European Chamber of Commerce in Taipei.

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'By default, China has become the world's banker'. This is a quote which sums up the global revolution we are all living through. This book explores the remarkable rise to domination by China and how it affects us all today. It is readable, authoritative and a fascinating account of a force in the world which cannot be ignored.' - Rt Hon Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, KT GCMG honFRSE PC

''Our firm has traded with China for almost two centuries. To remain successful it is necessary to look beyond the variables of the day to the constancy of historical patterns. China Counting takes those patterns, presents an engaging perspective on modern China and puts a global interpretation on its future direction.' - Sir Henry Keswick, Chairman, Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited''

'This book explains how China's historical values focus on the need for knowledge. It is easy to see every day the Chinese commitment to academic, educational, and technological advancement. Unilever funds several initiatives in China that relate to education, including the formation of over twenty "Hope Schools" in needy communities. We particularly endorse the following from China Counting 'The most productive step that Western companies can now take is to offer work experience and jobs to young Chinese graduates'. This year we will do our bit by employing around 50 new Management Trainees selected from 31,000 applicants!' - Alan Jope, Chairman, Unilever Greater China

'Chinese business decisions are dependent on international and domestic forces, reflecting our corporate focus on facilitating hybrid strategies. China Counting, in extending the arguments made in China Calling, emphasises the need for constructive engagement. As a help for those dealing with Chinese global expansion both books make thought- provoking reading.' - Dave Heddle, Managing Director, Coverdale Management Consulting Company Limited, China''


Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
China Counting
Book Subtitle
How the West Was Lost
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-25103-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230251038
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-23403-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31347-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 221
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