The China Price

The China Price

The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage

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Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143114864
  • 352 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


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.


“Presents the inconvenient truths about China and globalization that flat worlders have overlooked.”
-Clyde Prestowitz, author of Three Billion New Capitalists

“Anyone running a company that outsources manufacturing to China, or is thinking of doing so, needs to read this book.”
-Financial Times

“The gritty, corrupt reality of the Chinese economic miracle is the great business story of our time and Alexandra Harney has got it.”
-Karl Taro Greenfeld, author of China Syndrome