Table of Contents
About the Author.
1. The Dawn of the Chinese Century.
China in the Global Economy.
Resources and Capabilities.
The Synergies of Greater China .
Coming to America .
The Chronic Importer.
The Naïve Trader (or the One with More to Lose).
Follow the Curve.
Foreign-Generated and “Self-Inflicted” Imports.
The Currency Play.
China Takes on the World.
The World’s Factory.
The Export Imperative.
Where the Jobs Are.
A Consumer Paradise .
The Coming Realignment.
2. The Middle Kingdom.
An Imperial (But Not Imperialist) Heritage.
The Imperial Bureaucracy.
China and Its Neighbors.
The Imperial Imprint.
The Modern Era: China and the Foreign Powers.
The Shadow of Humiliation.
China Under Communism.
The Communist Imprint.
The Reform Period.
3. Like No Other.
Is China a New Japan ?
Analogies of Response.
Japan , China , and the Limits of Analogy.
The Innovation Imperative.
Dragons, Large and Small.
Hong Kong .
South Korea .
The Asian Crisis, Misinterpreted.
China and India : A Tale of Two Nations.
4. From Socks to Aircraft.
The Technology Legacy.
Inventions But No Science .
The Price of Falling Behind.
Technology by Decree: The Central Planning Legacy.
Climbing the Technology Ladder.
Leveraging Foreign Investment.
Technology Transfer Incentives.
Learning from the Barbarians.
Indigenous Innovation: Still a Dream.
Developing Research Capabilities.
Upgrading China ’s “Humanware”.
Transforming the Educational System.
The Return of the “Turtles”.
Bringing Technology to the Enterprise .
OEM, ODM, OBM.
Technology as a Freebie.
5. The Two-Dollar Rolex.
Piracy, Counterfeiting, and the Like.
The Costs and Benefits of Knock-Offs.
An Industry in the Making.
Institutional and Legacy Factors.
The Organization of Fake Production.
Pirating “Digitized” Products.
The Enforcement Failure.
The Globalization of Piracy and Counterfeiting.
Navigating Pirate Seas .
6. The Business Challenge.
America ’s Clothier.
Furniture from Afar.
The Geography of the China Impact.
Holding Its Own: The European Union.
The Invasion of Japan .
Friends and Foes: ASEAN and Beyond.
Preparing for the Chinese Century.
A New Game Plan.
If You Can’t Beat Them.
7. East, East, and Away: Where the Jobs Are.
Job Migration: Myth and Fact.
Job Migration and Job Losses.
Macro Promise, Micro Reality.
The Economics of Job Migration - Here We Go Again?
China and the Global Labor Market.
China ’s Job Impact.
Is Your Job in Jeopardy?
Politics and Policies.
Navigating the New Job Landscape.
Up (or Down) the Ladder.
8. A TV from Sichuan .
The Factory to the World Meets the Consumer of the World.
The Nation of Wal-Mart.
A Level Playing Field.
Would You Buy a Chinese Product?
China and the Brand.
Is “Buy American” Returning?
9. China Rising.
The Tortoise and the Hare.
China and the World Trade Organization.
Scenarios for the Future.
Nations and States.
Global Battle Lines.