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The Writing on the Wall
Will Hutton

Classification : Business, Management & Economics
Pub Date : Jan 18, 2007
Imprint : Little, Brown
Page Extent : 448
Binding : HB
ISBN : 9780316730181
Price : 1,499

About the book
The prevailing view of China is of an economic juggernaut set to make the 21st century its own. This provocative and stimulating book warns instead that China is running up against a set of daunting challenges from within that could well derail its rise and, in turn, deliver a crippling shock to the global economy. Britain, Europe and the US must recognise that they have a vital stake in assuring that collapse does not happen.

China's effect on our lives is reflected in our house prices, the inequality in our wages and the prices we pay in our shops. Yet China is burdened by a weak enterprise system, growing social protest and environmental degradation. Hutton shows how the contradictions of an authoritarian state are fundamentally disabling and argues that if China is to complete the transition to capitalism upon which it has embarked, it has no choice but to embrace the mechanisms that make business and government accountable to people - from a free press to representative governance. This is a powerful warning that global peace and prosperity depend upon successful transition.

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Will Hutton
Will Hutton was Editor of the Observer for 3 years and now runs the Industrial Society.
Books by Will Hutton
The World We're in (PB)
The World We're in (PB)
The Writing on the Wall: China and the West in the 21st Century (PB)
Them And Us (PB)
Them and Us (PB)