China Shakes the World: James Kynge on China’s Rise

China Shakes the World: A Titan’s Rise and Troubled Future — and the Challenge for America,” a new book by James Kynge, former bureau chief for the Finanacial Times, is on the short list for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Book of the Year. From the Times:

KyngeAn even bigger behemoth, the Chinese economy, is tackled by the fourth title on the short list, James Kynge’s China Shakes the World (Weidenfeld and Nicolson). He has an interesting take on China’s economic emergence, comparing the enormous pace of growth of the industrial city of Chongqing with 19th-century Chicago.

’s brash arrival on the global economic scene was similar in many respects to that of modern China. Both scared the existing economic giants and shook the world economy. [Full text]

-Read also: an excerpt of the book at

A review from The Times.

A Q&A with Kynge from the Financial Times.

Listen to a lengthy and interesting interview with Kynge and John Pomfret on the Diane Rehm show (show can also be downloaded here if above link doesn’t work).

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