CEO, China

CEO, China

The Rise of Xi Jinping

Book - 2016
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The Economist 2016 Book of the Year Selection

China has become the powerhouse of the world economy, its incredible boom overseen by the elite members of the secretive and all-powerful communist party. But since the election of Xi Jinping as General Secretary, life at the top in China has changed. Under the guise of a corruption crackdown, which has seen his rivals imprisoned, Xi Jinping has been quietly building one of the most powerful leaderships modern China has ever seen. In CEO China, the noted China expert Kerry Brown reveals the hidden story of the rise of the man dubbed the 'Chinese Godfather'. Brown investigates his relationship with his revolutionary father, who was expelled by Mao during the Cultural Revolution, his business dealings and allegiances in China's regional power struggles and his role in the internal battle raging between the old men of the Deng era and the new super-rich 'princelings'. Xi Jinping's China is powerful, aggressive and single-minded and this book will become a must-read for the Western world.
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2016.
ISBN: 9781784533229
Branch Call Number: 951.0612092 Xi-B
Characteristics: xxiii, 262 pages : map ; 22 cm


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Jul 21, 2018

In 250 pages of text, Kerry Brown supplies readers with an impressively in depth analysis of modern China and its place on the world stage. Xi Jinping's leadership is a tightrope walk of remaining true to the Chinese Communist Party of Mao Zedong, attempting to fulfill the needs and desires of the Chinese people (one of the most numerous and complicated populations on Earth), and propping China up as a great economic power in an increasingly complicated age for both finance and diplomacy. What this all means for the rest of the world remains unclear, but this book, despite some dry narration, is an excellent starting point to understanding a country that is only becoming more prevalent as time marches on.

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