Death by China: Confronting the Dragon - A Global Call to Action
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Peter Navarro, business professor at University of California-Irvine, is author of The Coming China Wars and co-author (with R. Glenn Hubbard) of Seeds of Destruction: Why the Path to Economic Ruin Runs Through Washington, and How to Reclaim American Prosperity. His work has appeared in BusinessWeek, the L.A. Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Harvard Business Review. A gifted public speaker, Navarro has appeared on Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, NPR, and all three major network news shows. He has also testified before Congress at the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission's hearing on the U.S.-China relationship.
The world's most populous nation and soon-to-be largest economy is rapidly turning into the planet's most efficient assassin. Unscrupulous Chinese entrepreneurs are flooding world markets with lethal products. China's perverse form of capitalism combines illegal mercantilist and protectionist weapons to pick off American industries, job by job. China's emboldened military is racing towards head-on confrontation with the U.S. Meanwhile, America's executives, politicians, and even academics remain silent about the looming threat. Now, best-selling author and noted economist Peter Navarro meticulously exposes every form of "Death by China," drawing on the latest trends and events to show a relationship spiraling out of control.
Death by China reveals how thousands of Chinese cyber dissidents are being imprisoned in "Google Gulags"; how Chinese hackers are escalating coordinated cyberattacks on U.S. defense and America's key businesses; how China's undervalued currency is damaging the U.S., Europe, and the global recovery; why American companies are discovering that the risks of operating in China are even worse than they imagined; how China is promoting nuclear proliferation in its pursuit of oil; and how the media distorts the China story--including a "Hall of Shame" of America's worst China apologists.
This book doesn't just catalogue China's abuses: It presents a call to action and a survival guide for a critical juncture in America's history--and the world's.
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50 of 62 people found the following review helpful
Sensationalism run amok,
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This review is from: Death by China: Confronting the Dragon - A Global Call to Action (Hardcover)"Death by China" is an outstanding topic for a book. The authors discuss the growth of China as a political, economic and military power, citing numerous first-hand and third-party sources to argue that China's growth is coming at a great cost to the rest of the world. The citations and data are all carefully footnoted. To put it mildly, there is ample evidence to back the authors' views.
But I share the same problem with this book that so many others have already mentioned. That is, the book is written in such a sensationalist style that I believe it actually does a disservice to the very important message that this "Global Call to Action" is trying to share. You literally can't read a single page without coming across childish language, underhanded digs or gratuitous exclamation points. It feels a bit like an immature eighth-grader, with promising talent, buried himself in this topic for a year and produced this mess. The data and arguments are compelling, you just... Read more
76 of 96 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Death by China: Confronting the Dragon - A Global Call to Action (Kindle Edition)I was skeptical of this book to begin with. Like a lot of supporters of free trade, I'd been focused on the benefits of our China relation and I wasn't moved at first when Navarro and Autry trotted out all the usual arguments about human rights abuses - although some of the details are simply horrifying and they do cite their sources. However, by the end of the read I was taken aback by the breadth and depth of what can only be called a "conspiracy." Rather than covering any one subject - trade abuses, militarization, environmental destruction - too deeply the author's make their point forcefully and quickly and then move on. This approach leaves the reader's mind clear enough to see that all of these seemingly disconnected things are LINKED. They are connected pieces in a strategic plan that delivers ever greater wealth and power to small group of men in Beijing and Shanghai at God knows what cost to China, America and the rest of humanity. Death by China delivers a relentless and... Read more
56 of 72 people found the following review helpful
Writing is Too Sensationalist and Manipulative,
This review is from: Death by China: Confronting the Dragon - A Global Call to Action (Hardcover)First, while I am glad that I read this book and will be following up with the various citations it made to explore more onto the issue, I find fault often with the language. I realize that it is a "call to action," but I don't generally approve of sensationalist or manipulative language. As an example, on page 34 when discussing the corrosive drywall that had a huge negative impact on the homes being rebuilt in wake of the disastrous hurricanes and flooding, the authors state the following, "As a middle-finger salute to this whole shoddy process, the corrosive drywall was then mixed and shipped to the United States without proper oversight or testing." As a middle-finger salute? I find myself questioning if that was necessary or if it actually detracts from the point being made. It certainly turned me off.
Second, there are a lot of issues being raised in this book. At times it was a little confusing to follow what their point was. There are no footnote/endnote numbers in... Read more
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: It’s Not China Bashing If It’s True 1
PART I “BUYER BEWARE” ON STEROIDS
Chapter 2: Death by Chinese Poison: Bodies for Bucks and Chicks for Free 15
Chapter 3: Death by Chinese Junk: Strangling Our Babies in Their Cribs 29
PART II WEAPONS OF JOB DESTRUCTION
Chapter 4: Death to America’s Manufacturing Base: Why We Don’t Play (or Work) in Peoria Anymore 49
Chapter 5: Death by Currency Manipulation: Crouching Tiger, Nuking Dragon 67
Chapter 6: Death by American Corporate Turncoat: When Greenbacks Trump the Red,
White, and Blue 77
Chapter 7: Death by Colonial Dragon: Locking Down Resources and Locking Up Markets Round the World 91
PART III WE WILL BURY YOU, CHINESE STYLE
Chapter 8: Death by Blue Water Navy: Why China’s Military Rise Should Raise Red Flags 111
Chapter 9: Death by Chinese Spy: How Beijing’s “Vacuum Cleaners” Are Stealing the Rope to Hang Uncle Sam 127
Chapter 10: Death by Red Hacker: From Chengdu’s “Dark Visitors” to Manchurian Chips 137
Chapter 11: Death by Darth Liu: Look Ma, There’s a Death Star Pointing at Chicago 151
PART IV A HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE CHINESE GULAG
Chapter 12: Death to a Big Planet: Do You Want to Be Fried with That Apocalypse? 171
Chapter 13: Death by Chinese Pogrom: When Mao Met Orwell and Deng Xiaoping in Tiananmen Square 187
Chapter 14: Death by China on China: Shanghaiing the Gene Pool at the Top of the World and Other Earthly Tales 197
PART V A SURVIVAL GUIDE AND CALL TO ACTION
Chapter 15: Death by China Apologist: Fareed Zakaria Floats Away 215
Chapter 16: Life with China: How to Survive and Prosper in the Dragon’s Century 233
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