Rivals by Bill Emmott
How the Power Struggle Between China, India and Japan Will Shape Our Next Decade

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The former editor in chief of the Economist returns to the territory of his bestselling book The Sun Also Sets to lay out a fresh analysis of the growing rivalry between China, India, and Japan -- what it will mean for America, the global economy, and the twenty-first-century world.

Closely intertwined by their fierce competition for influence, markets, resources, and strategic advantage, China, India, and Japan are shaping the world to come. Emmott explores the ways in which their sometimes bitter rivalry will play out over the next decade -- in business, global politics, military competition, and the environment -- and reveals the efforts of the United States to turn the situation to its advantage as these three powerful nations vie for dominance. This revised and updated edition of Rivals is an indispensable guide for anyone wishing to understand Asia's swiftly changing political and economic scene.
 

About Bill Emmott

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Bill Emmott was editor-in-chief of The Economist and is now a freelance commentator on international affairs. He divides his time between London and Somerset, UK.
 
Published June 16, 2009 by Mariner Books. 314 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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It is no small matter that both countries may “treble their economic output” by 2025, and, as Emmott writes, “Asia is going to carry on getting richer and stronger, probably for a long time to come.” Japan fits in the scheme less centrally, but Emmott envisions a sort of free-trade zone among Jap...

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Over the past 20 years, some of the most striking economic growth in history has been taking place in Asia, and former Economist editor-in-chief Emmott (The Sun Also Sets ) combines solid economic and political analysis with entertaining personal accounts to discuss three countries in the center...

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"As long as any of the three Asia powers [China, India and Japan] feels that it does not have an appropriate status in world affairs, and the appropriate opportunities to voice its ideas and concerns, then resentment will build up," Emmott writes.

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For Emmott, Asia and the rest of the world can achieve peace and prosperity - and overcome global warming - if we only follow the recipe of ever more deregulation and ever more competition.

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