Peter Nolan Is China Buying the World?

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China has become the world's second biggest economy and its largestexporter. It possesses the world's largest foreign exchangereserves and has 29 companies in the FT 500 list of the world'slargest companies. ‘China's Rise' preoccupies the globalmedia, which regularly carry articles suggesting that it is usingits financial resources to ‘buy the world'.

Is there any truth to this idea? Or is this just scaremongeringby Western commentators who have little interest in a balancedpresentation of China's role in the global political economy?

In this short book Peter Nolan - one of the leadinginternational experts on China and the global economy - probesbehind the media rhetoric and shows that the idea that China isbuying the world is a myth. Since the 1970s the global businessrevolution has resulted in an unprecedented degree of industrialconcentration. Giant firms from high income countries with leadingtechnologies and brands have greatly increased their investments indeveloping countries, with China at the forefront. Multinationalcompanies account for over two-thirds of China's high technologyoutput and over ninety percent of its high technology exports.Global firms are deep inside the Chinese business system and arepressing China hard to be permitted to increase their presencewithout restraints.

By contrast, Chinese firms have a negligible presence in thehigh-income countries - in other words, we are ‘inside them'but they are not yet ‘inside us'. China's 70-odd‘national champion' firms are protected by the governmentthrough state ownership and other support measures. They are inindustries such as banking, metals, mining, oil, power,construction, transport, and telecommunications, which tend to makeuse of high technology products rather than produce these productsthemselves. Their growth has been based on the rapidly growing homemarket. China has been unsuccessful so far in its efforts tonurture a group of globally competitive firms with leading globaltechnologies and brands. Whether it will be successful in thefuture is an open question.

This balanced analysis replaces rhetoric with evidence andargument. It provides a much-needed perspective on current debatesabout China's growing power and it will contribute to aconstructive dialogue between China and the West.

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Peter Nolan is Professor of Chinese Management at the University of Cambridge and Director of the Chinese Big Business Programme at the Judge Business School. He has been centrally involved in discussions about the integration of China with the global economy and business system. He has testified before the US Congress' US-China Economic and Security Review Commission and served as an Advisor to the World Bank.

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"China frightens the west. Rarely, however, do westerners look athow the world looks to China. Among the few westerners able to lookat the world from the Chinese point of view is Peter Nolan... In[this] thought-provoking book... he addresse[s] one of the bigfears about China – that it is buying the world. His answeris no: we are inside China but China is not inside us."
Martin Wolf, Financial Times

"Peter Nolan knows more about Chinese companies and theirinternational competition than anyone else on earth, including inChina."
Financial Times

"This new book joins the debate with breath-taking depth andwidth, probing the very heart of the global economic system that wecurrently live in."
LSE Politics Blog

"A balanced and very honest analysis."
Global Journal

"Another excellent product of Nolan's fruitful academic career. Inspite of its brevity, this highly readable yet rigorous volumeclosely engages many essential issues that directly concern thefuture of the world's economic and political orders."
China Perspectives

"This is a useful little book; not only for its assessment ofChina, but also for its résumé of the globalised West andindeed worth a look for that alone."
Liberator

"A well-argued rebuttal of anti-Chinese xenophobia, full ofremarkable statistics."
The Age

"A slim and agile study of the eponymous question, whichprimarily seeks to debunk the growing myth."
International Affairs

''This is an analysis which replaces rhetoric on Chinesecompanies with evidence''
Business Week

"Nolan makes a convincing case against panic. Even China's vastsovereign wealth is small compared to the market capitalisation ofthe companies listed on the stock exchanges of the West."
The CA Magazine

"Nolan's slim factual volume is a model of clarity."
Morning Star

"An important perspective that challenges popularconceptions."
Publisher's Weekly

"If you want to learn about large companies, their role in theglobal economy and in China's rise, there is no better guide thanPeter Nolan: his analyses are factual, measured andpersuasive."
Vaclav Smil, University of Manitoba

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