Red Flags

Why Xi's China Is in Jeopardy
Narrated by: Derek Perkins
Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
Categories: History, Asia
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Publisher's Summary

Will China rule the world, or will its dream turn into a nightmare? George Magnus, the trusted economic commentator on China, provides a penetrating account of the threats to China's continued rise.

Over the past four decades, China's remarkable transformation has garnered admiration but also sparked concern. Magnus draws on his intimate knowledge of this dynamic nation to uncover the origins of its ascent and show why the economic traps it faces at home and the political challenges it faces abroad pose a serious threat to its continued rise.

President Xi, possibly now leader for life, is determined to realize the Chinese dream of rejuvenating the nation and consigning to history the "century of humiliation". But Magnus warns that the Middle Kingdom's future rests on the willingness of its leader to embrace reform and open up, a philosophy that is at odds with his actions to date.

Engagingly weaving together economics, politics, and history, Red Flags is an authoritative and lucid account of the troubled times that lie ahead for a nation whose economic fortunes are closely intertwined with our own.

©2018 George Magnus (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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A book to sober yourself up

Narration: 5 stars Derek Perkins is a master at the subtle voice inflection.

Structure: The book is well structured and easy to follow. Although the way the parts of the book are broken up are not perfectly corresponding to the actual chapters. Nevertheless there is no jumping "back and forth" each chapter is succinct, and well ordered.

Data/Research: Mr. Magnus (cool last name by the by) clearly shows his expertise in this new book. I never found myself asking out loud "Says who?" or "opinions are not facts!". As a regular contributor to the BBC, FT, NYT, WSJ and Bloomberg I expected nothing less.

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Intresting

Perhaps China's star isn't destined to rise as high as everyone thinks. Maybe it will all come crashing down.

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Great read!

This is a great over view of China's economy and future. the author is very thorough in his assessment and often compare China to different countries on different scales.

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  • Nicholas P.
  • 05-04-19

Neo liberal globalist narrative

Interesting but marred by neo liberal globalist thinking and outlook - very conventional in this respect

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  • Miketawe
  • 07-03-20

Good Book about the future of China

Recommended well researched and we'll written good narration on the audiobook. Exposes the red flags on China's rise to superpower.

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  • without recourse
  • 11-07-19

guess we'll see

it's informative, thought provoking and well written.

very accessible, doesn't spell doom but presents the challenges ahead