The China Price by Alexandra Harney
The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage

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In this landmark work of investigative reporting, former Financial Times correspondent Alexandra Harney uncovers a story of immense significance to us all: how China's factory economy gains a competitive edge by selling out its workers, environment, and future. Harney's firsthand reporting brings us face-to-face with a world in which intense pricing pressure from Western companies combines with ubiquitous corruption and a lack of transparency to exact a staggering toll in human misery and environmental damage. This eye-opening expose offers, for the first time, an intimate look at the defining business story of our time.

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Alexandra Harney is a former editor of the Financial Times. From 2003 to 2006, she was the South China correspondent for the paper.
Published March 27, 2008 by Penguin Books. 364 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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Financial Times reporter Harney paints a vivid portrait of factory life in the country that sells consumer goods for the lowest price possible.

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“If every factory needs to reach the legal standard, the cost of production will not be that low… So most factories will have two factories: One is for demonstration, one is for actual

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Many factory workers are still working for wages lower than the legal minimum and under dismal working conditions.

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