Red Flags: Why Xi’s China Is in Jeopardy

By George Magnus
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10.00 Hours 10/23/2018 unabridged
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Will China rule the world or will its dream turn into a nightmare? George Magnus, the trusted economic commentator on China, provides a penetrating account of the threats to China’s continued rise. Over the past four decades, China’s remarkable transformation has garnered admiration but also sparked concern. Magnus draws on his intimate knowledge of this dynamic nation to uncover the origins of its ascent and show why the economic traps it faces at home, and the political challenges it faces abroad, pose a serious threat to its continued rise. President Xi, possibly now leader for life, is determined to realize the Chinese Dream of rejuvenating the nation and consigning to history the “century of humiliation.” But Magnus warns that the Middle Kingdom’s future rests on the willingness of its leader to embrace reform and open up, a philosophy that is at odds with his actions to date. Engagingly weaving together economics, politics, and history, Red Flags is an authoritative and lucid account of the troubled times that lie ahead for a nation whose economic fortunes are closely intertwined with our own.

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Summary

Summary

Will China rule the world or will its dream turn into a nightmare? George Magnus, the trusted economic commentator on China, provides a penetrating account of the threats to China’s continued rise.

Over the past four decades, China’s remarkable transformation has garnered admiration but also sparked concern. Magnus draws on his intimate knowledge of this dynamic nation to uncover the origins of its ascent and show why the economic traps it faces at home, and the political challenges it faces abroad, pose a serious threat to its continued rise.

President Xi, possibly now leader for life, is determined to realize the Chinese Dream of rejuvenating the nation and consigning to history the “century of humiliation.” But Magnus warns that the Middle Kingdom’s future rests on the willingness of its leader to embrace reform and open up, a philosophy that is at odds with his actions to date.

Engagingly weaving together economics, politics, and history, Red Flags is an authoritative and lucid account of the troubled times that lie ahead for a nation whose economic fortunes are closely intertwined with our own.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“For insight into the dilemmas and decisions China’s leaders, notably Xi Jinping, will face in the next decades, it would be hard to beat Red Flags." Diane Coyle, author of GDP: A Brief But Affectionate History
“Compelling, ominous and thoughtprovoking … essential reading.” Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads
“An excellent, tightly argued, and fluently written analysis of the challenges that lie behind the China Dream.” Jonathan Fenby, author of Will China Dominate the 21st Century?
“Characteristically clear and compelling.” Financial Times (London)

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Author

Author Bio: George Magnus

George Magnus is an associate at the China Centre at Oxford University, research associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, and formerly chief economist of UBS. He has written extensively about China in the Financial Times, Prospect, and other economic and financial publications.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English