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The Coming Collapse of China

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China is hot. The world sees a glorious future for this sleeping giant, three times larger than the United States, predicting it will blossom into the world's biggest economy by 2010. According to Chang, however, a Chinese-American lawyer and China specialist, the People's Republic is a paper dragon. Peer beneath the veneer of modernization since Mao's death, and the sympt ...more
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Published September 15th 2001 by Random House
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Andy Rapt
Ten years have passed since I first read this book and none of it has come true. I bought it in a foreign bookstore in Hong Kong expecting to read something insightful about the economic and political condition in China but sadly that was not the case. I remember there's lots of Falun Gong propaganda and a chapter about prostitutes.
The author's arguments about the collapse of China didn't sound convincing back then but he still holds on strongly to his opinions (you can check his videos on youtu
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Will James
Admittedly I'm no economist - and this book is full to the brim with economic and technical arguments - but 'The Coming Collapse of China' is still a very interesting book. I read this a few years ago now, when China was only a recent member of the WTO. From what I can tell Chang's predictions have failed to materialise (although he's still got a year I suppose), but it is nonetheless a good read for those who want a different perspective on the rise of China and the phenomenon of Chinese econom ...more
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