Sunday, July 29, 2007

China Shakes the World

Started reading this book "China Shakes the world" by James Kynge. As with other Chinese books, this book shares some of the common facts on the history and the evolution of China post 1978 and overviews the Mao and Deng times.

Though I have not completed it fully, this has triggered the buds by covering some of the recent strategic moves like China National Offshore Oil Corporation's (CNOOC) bid for Unocol and Dalian's almost done acquisition of Ingersoll Milling Machine, which was working on few of America's sensitive projects.

The book also goes in length about how China were able to leverage the lessons learned from the world and pick the best brains in an amazingly short time before pumping the gas on their juggernaut economy. That's the gist for now.

Note: The next book I plan to read is "The Elephant and the Dragon" by Robyn Meredith unless I hear if there is something else that is more interesting.

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