The China Price

The China Price

The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage

Book - 2008
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Acclaimed Financial Times correspondent Alex Harney uncovers the truth about how China is able to offer such amazingly low prices to the rest of the world. What she has uncovered is a brutal, Hobbesian world in which pricing pressure from Western companies combines with ubiquitous corruption and lack of transparency to exact an unseen and unconscionable toll in human misery and environmental damage.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2008.
ISBN: 9781594201578
Characteristics: 336 p. : map ; 24 cm.


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Mostafa A A Ali
Jun 16, 2015

What a stunning book.

The china price shows how Workers are literally crushed in sweatshops to provide us with the cheap products. In a country where sending your child to elementary school costs a fortune, parents have to leave their children behind to work 14 hours 7 days to earn as little as $150 per month.

This book accentuate the necessity to change the existing trading system before it is too late.

Apr 24, 2011

Excellent commentary about sourcing consumer goods from China and the low profit margins resulting in environmental and human rights abuses. It's not Wal-Mart, it's our shopping demand for


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