Update New York Times bestseller. Why all the stuff you buy comes from China and the implications for the U.S.
A little like reading Thomas Friedman. He's wedded enough to the American system that he puts a rather ominous tinge on China's ways. Most of the information comes from 2003, but I assume a lot of it is still relevant. Personally, I think the western economies had it coming.
This is an all encompassing book covering every aspect of the industrialization of China and its governmental policies, including its attempt to keep populatoin levels now. I have long admired China's government for taking a positive step to keep populatoin levels low. The earth has more than enough of us considering our environmental destruction.
I would recommend this book to anyone to learn about China as it has such a tremendous influence worldwide including the pollution levels that are reaching Calfiornia from its intense industrialization.
I have a real feeling of sadness for the desperation that many of China's poor have as well as a feeling of disguest at the preppies that even China has as is prevalent in this country, clueless, mindless and stupid, with no understanding of anything other than what is the most fashionable, overpriced item to buy.