Tuesday, January 12, 2010

When China Rules The World

Just finished reading the excellent book by British journalist (Martin Jacques) titled, "When China Rules The World". It's obvious to anyone that China is fast accelerating towards being the premier nation in the world. In about thirty years (on my calculation) I'd say that China will be Numero Uno. It's best to start reading up on Chinese philosophy, geography, systems of governance etc, if you want to succeed in this new Chinese era.

The book by Martin Jacques is a thick one, but a good one. He goes into detail - as only a Brit can - describing the mindset of the Chinese people and their rulers, and he's at length describing how the Chinese system differs sharply from the Western system.

The only unnerving part of the book is his over-negative view of Chinese racial views. I think the Chinese are no different to anyone else when it comes to dealing with people of a different culture or race. We will just have to take all that in stride. Having said that: let's brace ourselves for riding on the back of the Chinese Tiger; this will be one heck of a ride.

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