China's Silent Army: The Pioneers Traders Fixers And Workers Who Are Remaking The Worl

Paperback | March 4, 2014

byJuan Pablo Cardenal

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The disturbing and revealing book that reveals the true extent of China's global power, from China-based investigative journalists Juan Pablo Cardenal and Heriberto Araújo How rapidly is China spreading its influence around the world? In China's Silent Army two Beijing-based journalists have travelled the globe to meet the many ordinary Chinese people who, through hard work, ingenuity or ruthlessness, often in terrible conditions, are remaking the developing world. From oil workers in Kazakhstan to cheap clothing sellers in Egypt, mineral miners in Congo to farmers in Sudan, they find that China's 'silent army' is redirecting resources and reordering world power on an enormous scale. Here we discover what the political, ecological and economic fallout will be. Reviews: 'Powerful ... brilliant ... The book cuts to the political core' Michael Sheridan, Sunday Times 'Lively and humane ... [China's Silent Army] offers essential information for all who wish to learn how the global reach of China Inc is transforming the lives of everyone on this planet' Frank Dikötter, Literary Review 'Excellent macro-economic insights ... but ultimately the human stories are what make it so compelling ... China's Silent Army ought to be required reading for all EU bureaucrats' Prospect 'Engaging and sympathetic ... Fascinating and vivid' Spectator '[Cardenal and Araújo's] research is prodigious and the facts they unearth startling. In their investigation into Chinese business habits they visited 25 countries, from Siberia to South America via South-East Asia, Africa and the Middle East ... the Chinese should reflect on the questions the book raises. To put it mildly, there appears to be a case to answer' George Walden, Evening Standard

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The disturbing and revealing book that reveals the true extent of China's global power, from China-based investigative journalists Juan Pablo Cardenal and Heriberto Araújo How rapidly is China spreading its influence around the world? In China's Silent Army two Beijing-based journalists have travelled the globe to meet the many ordina...

JUAN PABLO CARDENAL has been reporting from and about China and the Asia-Pacific region since 2003 - first as Shanghai correspondent for El Mundo, and later from Singapore and Beijing for El Economista. He is currently based in Hong Kong. HERIBERTO ARAÚJO arrived in Beijing in early 2007, initially working for the AFP agency as a Spani...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 7.75 × 5.05 × 0.85 inPublished:March 4, 2014Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241957532

ISBN - 13:9780241957530

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"A fascinating book about a topic of great importance."–The Wall Street Journal"Highly readable.... An important summary of some of the worst Chinese behaviour around the world." –The Economist“[A] pioneering investigation….The book cuts to the political core by defining China’s behaviour abroad as a mirror of its system at home.” – Sunday Times “Engaging and sympathetic portraits of some of the 750,000 Chinese who have set up retail businesses all over Africa selling the flood of consumer goods that pours out of China’s factories….Fascinating and vivid reportage.” – Spectator  “Excellent macro-economic insights….But ultimately the human stories are what make [China’s Silent Army] so compelling….It ought to be required reading.”– Prospect “The amount of reporting that went into China’s Silent Army is truly impressive. It is the sympathetic accounts of ordinary emigrants’ experiences that provide the backdrop for the real insights of the book.” – Financial Times “The Spaniards' research is prodigious and the facts they unearth startling....The Chinese should reflect on the questions the book raises.” – Evening Standard “Lively and humane….[China's Silent Army] offers essential information for all who wish to learn how the global reach of China Inc is transforming the lives of everyone on this planet.” – Literary Review"An excellent piece of investigative journalism….China’s Silent Army is the first book to give such detailed coverage to the greatest Chinese emigration in history, which is changing the world, and to record the voices of those who are taking part….If you want to understand how China is changing the planet, read this book."– South China Morning Post