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"The most revolutionary book on China in this century!"
Will China be the leading global power of this century? Otto Tien-Pok Xing argues that China is set to be the dominant superpower in 10 years. In his book, Friendly Advice for the Future: Suggestions for Political, Educational, and Economic Reforms to Survive 21st Century Global Competition, Xing makes a convincing case for why China will beat out all other nations, including the United States and Europe. But Xing argues that this potential success will not be realized if China does not make the needed reforms in the areas of politics, education, and economics.
Xing's intellectual prowess is in his ability to bring together historical experiences, such as Ancient Roman history and the American frontier experience, to highlight China's areas of needed reform. Readers will be awed by Xing's versatile command of vast information and his ability to integrate divergent facts and data to produce concrete utilitarian suggestions. Xing is forward in stating that if China does not take his advice, it could be China's undoing. Reading through the book, readers will find Xing's arguments convincing. Although the book is in the style of "a big letter" to be presented directly to the Chinese leadership in Beijing, all readers (both Chinese and non-Chinese) will find the book informative and enjoyable to read. Xing writes in a very readable way. Even those who have no knowledge of China will find the book fun and understandably informative. Given the accessibility, Xing's book is ideal as a textbook for an introductory college course or an advanced high school courses on Asian Studies and International Relations.
Although the book is very readable, it contains very advanced information that even the most advanced specialists in Chinese Politics, International Relations, and Economics will find helpful for their academic research. And certainly, Western corporate executives and businessmen doing commerce in China cannot go without this book as a constant reference.