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The myth of Chinese capitalism : the worker, the factory, and the future of the world

Roberts, Dexter2020
The untold story of how restrictive policies are preventing China from becoming the world's largest economy. Dexter Roberts lived in Beijing for two decades working as a reporter on economics, business and politics for Bloomberg. In his book, In this book, Roberts shows readers the reality behind today's financially-ascendant China and pulls the curtain back on how the Chinese manufacturing machine is actually powered. He focuses on two towns-the village of Binghuacun in the province of Guizhou, one of China's poorest regions, a region that sends the highest proportion of its youth away to become migrants; and Dongguan, China's most infamous factory town located in Guangdong and home to both the largest number of migrant workers and the country's biggest manufacturing base. Within these two towns and the people that move between them, Roberts focuses on the story of the Mo family, former farmers now turned migrant workers who are struggling to make a living in a fast-changing country that relegates one-third of its people to second-class status via household registration, land tenure policies and inequality in education and health care systems.
First edition.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2020.©2020
xxxiv, 252 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-243) and index.
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