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Book Title: Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for Us|
The author of the book: Dambisa Moyo
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Edition: Allen Lane
Date of issue: January 1st 2012
ISBN 13: 9781846145032
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 7.56 MB
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I misjudged the book at first. I thought it's a book criticizing China's mass investment in Africa and thought the author would reproach China's national behavior as a new economy colonialism,the orthodox stereotype. but seemingly it is not so .
Let us put the epigram from Roosevelt here first as the keynote:
If we shrink from a hard contest where men must win at hazard of their lives and at risk of the people they hold dear, then the stronger and bolder peoples will pass us by and win for themselves the dominance of the world. Sounds overwhelming...
Will do the review asap:)
Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope
First impression of a book doesn't always count and it may lead you to miscalculations. I "thought" this book would be tinged with a perspective of criticizing China's energy policy. Actually it is rather impartial compared to a great deal of other articles. Misunderstandings come from inappropriate preconceptions, so keeping mind wide open and reserving judgments could be not only a virtue but a necessity, or else we would plunge into blunders.
2. Was China's massive demand for resources auspicious or ominous for the world?
It is complicated to define but my answer is the positive one.
I don't understand the hypothesis that people should deprecate China's global procurement and deem the trades between nations kind of pillage and plunder. Trades between nations can only be conducted out of willingness and based on their own national interests. China is the first or second largest trading partners of not a few countries and it maintains relatively positive images in international trading conducts. If the supply and demand pattern is not congruous with each other's interests, the trades could not be likely because you can always find an alternative in this global trading system.
Let us ponder a very simple assumption: Is China's economic slowdown good for the global economy? When China is ushering into its economic new normal and cutting down its imports of mass products and resources and raw materials, a lot of countries can feel the pain.
LET us be more realistic and face the harsh truth, no country could be exempt from the current global economic feebleness and could keep itself intact.
3. Forewarned is forearmed
"China seems to be the only country that is preparing for this eventuality in a sustainable way.But this leaves the important question of what happens when ostensibly has access to available resources and the rest of the world doesn't? " For this question from the author, I guess I understand the author's disturbing worry. Every country should consider its future but this worry should not be overstated. The technology innovation is an option and the cooperation of all nations is another.(am I too optimistic about the future?)
The Community of Sharing Destiny for mankind espoused by China is seemingly a mere ideal in papers? I guess the government is seriously brooding over this for a long time. But it can only be advanced and achieved by the collaborations of the entire international community.
If you think the Chinese government advances this advocacy out of nowhere and it won't take it seriously, you just don't understand the Chinese government.
They may have done something unfavorable to its people,like the stringent censorship, but it always keeps its words. Once it promises something for the whole world, it will get it done regardless of the plights. And perhaps this is a facet of the Chinese government you don't know before.
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Dr. Dambisa Moyo is an international economist who writes on the macroeconomy and global affairs.
She is the author of the New York Times Bestsellers "Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa", "How The West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly And the Stark Choices Ahead" and "Winner Take All: China s Race for Resources and What It Means for the World".
Ms. Moyo was named by Time Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World”, and was named to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders Forum. Her work regularly appears in economic and finance-related publications such as the Financial Times, the Economist Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.
She completed a doctorate in Economics at Oxford University and holds a Masters degree from Harvard University. She completed an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and an MBA in Finance at the American University in Washington D.C..