• The Coming China Wars

  • Where They Will Be Fought and How They Can Be Won
  • By: Peter Navarro
  • Narrated by: Stow Lovejoy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-23-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (261 ratings)

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Editorial Reviews

Japan had their ascendancy, as did South Korea, West Germany, and Taiwan. Now it is the People's Republic of China that is poised to outshine the rest of the world in its productivity and overall economic domination. In The Coming China Wars, Peter Navarro lays it all out, simply, and without bias. China is breaking into markets traditionally led by other industrial nations, whilst at the same time counterfeiting products that have a strong brand image. Drugs, electronics, clothes, you name it and China is producing it - and the rest of the world can either stagger under the blows or meet the challenge head on. The narration, by the wonderfully named Stow Lovejoy, is delivered in a business-minded, mid-toned American voice that you can listen to for hours on end without pain. It is very easy with a book where myriad facts are dealt out to get lost and confused, necessitating lots of rewinding to pick up the thread. I am happy to report that this does not happen here, in spite of the heavyweight subject matter. Mr. Navarro presents his evidence and arguments simply, and has divided the book into chapters that concentrate on one specific area at a time.
I listened to the whole book in one sitting; such was the power of both content and narrator. I would recommend this book to everyone; not just those interested in world politics and economics, but also to those who think that their country has nothing to fear from the awakening dragon...
--Brad Jackson, UK
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Publisher's Summary

China's breakneck industrialization is placing it on a collision course with the entire world. Tomorrow's China Wars will be fought over everything from decent jobs, livable wages, and leading-edge technologies to strategic resources such as oil, copper, and steel, even food, water, and air. In The Coming China Wars, best-selling author Peter Navarro previews all these potential conflicts, and reveals the urgent, radical decisions that must be made to avoid catastrophe. You'll learn how China's thirst for oil is driving nuclear proliferation in Iran, genocide in the Sudan, even Japan's remilitarization. You'll discover China's shocking role in the drug trade and how its reborn flesh trade may help trigger tomorrow's worst AIDS crisis.
Navarro also reveals how China has become the world's most ruthless imperialist; how it is promoting global environmental disaster; and, perhaps most terrifying of all, how this nuclear superpower and pirate nation may be spiraling toward internal chaos.
The threat is real. We all must come to understand it and then act! Start here and now by arming yourself with the information and insights of The Coming China Wars.
©2006 Pearson Education, Inc (P)2006 Audible, Inc.
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Customer Reviews

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3 out of 5 stars
By Joe on 11-08-06

Good Narration, Book Flawed

The narration on this book is very good. however, the book itself does have some significant flaws. For example, at one point in the book the author runs on about a projected aids epidemic in China due to past faulty blood handling procedures. He paints this as a great catastrophe even leading perhaps to large scale civil unrest, which he then says could involve as many as a projected 50 million people infected. The problem though is that you are talking about 50 million out of a population of over 1.2 billion. So, this hardly seems like the end of Chinese civilization. At another point in the book the author complains about Chinese chemicals ending up in drug labs across Europe. But here the problem is that the author does not clearly ever cite what he bases his conclusions on. I do like the part where the author digresses about unfair labor/trade practices, semi-slave labor conditions in China, and Communist Party/entrepenerial corruption. But, why did the author not write the book just about these topics? He easily could have filled volumes on this alone. The author attempted to cover way too much ground and way too sparsely. The problem is that his book comes across just as a bunch of rants and China bashing, instead of a serious analysis. I hope the author goes back to the drawing board, really travels to China (he had only been in surrounding countries) and gets his ducks in a row.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Joseph on 10-16-07

To the Brink and Left Standing

Such a wonderful build up on history and the complex market interactions that make up the business risk and potential of "China Wars". After wading through the hours of build up, we are left with thin if any directly applicable principles and practicum needed for market success. Will the next book finish the work?

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5 out of 5 stars
By David on 02-16-08

This is my first audio book

This is my first audible audio book. I have to say that I am very impressed.

The book itself is very well written and full of detailed and excellently presented information. I found that I could not 'put it down'.

Clearly the author is well qualified to write on the subject. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in international affairs or even remotely interested in some very major international developments that, like it or not, affect us all.

All of this would not have been nearly as accessible if it had been poorly narrated. In my opinion the narration was excellent and brought the arguments contained within the book over with clarity and (the author's)conviction. Serious stuff. Never a dull moment!

Highly recommended.

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