Tuesday, 19 February 2008

The Writing On The Wall

China And the West In The 21st Century

Will Hutton

ISBN 978-0-316-73018-1

It is a widely held view that the rise of China will dominate the economic and political landscape during the first half of the twenty-first century. Already we have felt the influence of the Chinese economy in holding down inflation rates (and interest rates) in the OECD nations and we are on the verge of witnessing the impact of Chinese diplomacy in Africa. Whichever way you look at it, the development of China is having an impact on our world. Will Hutton has a long pedigree of writing incisive commentaries on the major issues of the day that will have an impact on the near future. The combination of an important topic such as the rise of China and the lucidity of Will Hutton means that this is a work that ought not to be ignored.

I feel that the book can be well recommended. It is well researched, well written, and well argued. More importantly, it is an easy book to follow and has an appeal to a more general readership. If your life has been touched by the rise of China – and whose hasn’t? – then this book will help you to look at some of the possible futures that you might face.

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