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The Misunderstood China: uncovering the truth behind the bamboo curtain

Author: Lo, Chi Publisher: Pearson Education, 2004. ; Prentice Hall, 2004.Language: EnglishDescription: 150 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9812446060Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print HC500.42 .C4 L6 2004
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001212095
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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The Misunderstood China
Uncovering the Truth Behind the Bamboo Curtain
Contents
About the Author ix
Foreword xi
Preface xiii
Abbreviations xvii
Introduction The Three Ms — Misunderstandings, Myths and
Mistakes 1
Plan of the Book 7
Chapter 1 A Goldmine or Landmine? 9
That 1-billion-market Illusion 10
The FDI Fallacy 15
The Growth Myth 18
How Cooked are the Books? 21
Better Indicators 24
Growth Sustainability 27
Chapter 2 China Gobbling up the World 33
That 1 Billion Pound Gorilla 34
Fears About Low Wages 39
The WTO Hype 44
China is not the Source of Deflation 48
The RMB Debates 55
Japan's Hypocrisy 60
Chapter 3 The Fear of That Giant Sucking Sound 63
Misinformed or Just Envious? 64
Not Stealing Others' Lunch 67
Friend or Foe? 71
The Excuse for Reform Inertia 78
Countering That Giant Sucking Sound 88
Chapter 4 A Collapsing Financial System 93
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 94
A Vision Problem 99
A System That Won't Collapse 103
The Fiscal Time Bomb 110
The Pension Puzzle 113
Chapter 5 From Misunderstanding to Understanding 119
That Self-inflicted Sense of Insecurity 119
The Dragon That Reshapes Asia 122
Winners and Losers 127
Don't Bet Against 1.3 Billion People 132
What Could Go Wrong? 136
Living with China 140
Index 147

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