Summary of The China Strategy

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The China Strategy book summary
“Dig the well before you are thirsty,” says the Chinese proverb. Plan your “China strategy” now – before it’s too late.


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Perhaps Frank Sinatra’s familiar refrain needs a slight alteration to reflect the current reality: “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere. It’s up to you”...China, China. No firm can afford to ignore China as a market, manufacturing base or source of competition. Management consultant Edward Tse’s wide-ranging viewpoint (Tse was born in Hong Kong but educated in the US) offers anxious businesspeople clarity and direction. He lucidly describes the forces he thinks will shape China’s future and illustrates how your business can prepare for this transformation. Although the book’s call to action – plan now for an unknown future – may overwhelm some readers, getAbstact recommends this overview of China’s shifting commercial climate to managers considering moving to China, those who are already active there, and those who realize the degree of China’s imminent influence and want to prepare for the turmoil ahead.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What forces will drive change in China’s business arena and
  • How to plan your company’s “China strategy.”


You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
The fruits of China’s economic development are obvious – from the imposing skyscrapers in its eastern megacities to its investments on every continent. China’s rapid recovery from the 2008 economic crisis proved its resilience. Although the government’s nearly...
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About the Author

Management consultant Edward Tse is Booz & Co.’s chairman for Greater China. He has worked for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the Chinese government.

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