Please join us for a talk by fellow journalist Alexandra Harney, the author of the critically acclaimed The China Price: The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage, which takes a long hard look at China’s world-dominating export sector.
Through the stories of individual Chinese – migrant workers, factory managers, labor activists and others – the book argues that China’s demographic changes and its worsening environmental and health record make the country’s reliance on ultra-cheap exports unsustainable. The China Price was named one of the best business books of 2008 by strategy + business magazine and one of the best books of the year on China by Access Asia.
DATE: Wed April 8th
VENUE: Private function room, 2nd floor, Paddy O’Shea’s (address and details on website www.fccchina.org)
ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 50 rmb to non-members
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to give us an idea of numbers
About the speaker:
Alexandra Harney was a Financial Times correspondent in China and Japan for many years, as well as an editor at the FT in London. She speaks fluent Japanese and good Mandarin, has worked in the Japanese diet and testified before the U.S. Congress on China’s economy. Her work has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, the Wall Street Journal, Time, Slate, The Far Eastern Economic Review and The Times. Born and raised in the Washington, DC area, Alexandra graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Now a consultant, she lives in Hong Kong with her husband, the photographer Colin Beere.