The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China, and What It Means for All of Us

By Robyn Meredith
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8.70 Hours 08/15/2007 unabridged
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In the streets of India, camels pull carts loaded with construction materials, and monkeys race across roads, dodging cars. In China, men in Mao jackets pedal bicycles along newly built highways, past skyscrapers sprouting like bamboo. Yet exotic India is as near as the voice answering an 800 number for one dollar an hour. Communist China is as close as the nearest Wal-Mart, its shelves full of goods made in Chinese factories. Not since the United States rose to prominence a century ago have we seen such tectonic shifts in global power; but India and China are vastly different nations, with opposing economic and political strategies-strategies we must understand in order to survive in the new global economy. The Elephant and the Dragon tells how these two Asian nations, each with more than a billion people, have spurred a new "gold rush," and what this will mean for the rest of the world.

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In the streets of India, camels pull carts loaded with construction materials, and monkeys race across roads, dodging cars. In China, men in Mao jackets pedal bicycles along newly built highways, past skyscrapers sprouting like bamboo. Yet exotic India is as near as the voice answering an 800 number for one dollar an hour. Communist China is as close as the nearest Wal-Mart, its shelves full of goods made in Chinese factories. Not since the United States rose to prominence a century ago have we seen such tectonic shifts in global power; but India and China are vastly different nations, with opposing economic and political strategies-strategies we must understand in order to survive in the new global economy. The Elephant and the Dragon tells how these two Asian nations, each with more than a billion people, have spurred a new "gold rush," and what this will mean for the rest of the world.

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Robyn Meredith's systematic analysis fills the gap in a spirited, readable manner. Mike Wallace, 60 Minutes
“In this thought-provoking and well-researched book, the author advises that the US must strengthen its education system, promote innovation, forget about protectionism or unfettered free markets, and focus on creating jobs.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Robyn Meredith

Robyn Meredith is a foreign correspondent for Forbes who lives in Hong Kong and covers India and China. An award-winning journalist, she was formerly a correspondent for the New York Times.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 8.70
Audience: Adult
Edition: English