Jin Maike

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The End of Cheap China: Economic and Cultural Tren&hellip by Shaun Rein
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This is one of those books that seems to presume that everything is reducible to China and America. It is aimed for airport book shelves (light reading)and is subsequently laced with anecdotes and simplistic generalizations. It is an excellent marketing book for the Chinese government; this is probably not surprising as the author continues to work in China and criticizing the regime is not going to add to guanxi. Lines like 'most everyday Chinese do not care about measures limiting Internet access' are uninformed: what is an everyday Chinese? How does he know this? Most Chinese (everyday or not) know there is little they can do. Aside from the lack of critical analysis and many incorrect… Read more