12:30—2:30 PM
East-West Center in Washington, 1819 L Street, NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC

The China Price: The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage

The East-West Center in Washington presents a special luncheon seminar on
The China Price: The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage 

Alexandra Harney
Former Asia correspondent and editor, Financial Times 

With discussant
Kimberly Elliott
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 
12:30 – 2:30pm 
A light lunch will be served.
Copies of the book will be available at the event.

East-West Center in Washington 
1819 L Street NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC

In her groundbreaking new book, The China Price (Penguin, 2008), acclaimed Financial Times correspondent Alex Harney penetrates deep into China’s enormous ecosystem of export-oriented industry to uncover the truth about how China is able to offer such amazingly low prices to the rest of the world. What she has discovered is a world in which intense pricing pressure from Western companies combines with corruption and a lack of transparency to exact an unseen toll on human capital and the environment. Harney’s book is a landmark eyewitness exposé of how China’s factory economy competes for Western business, and how China will manage the impact of its changing industrial landscape on the global economy. 

Please RSVP by Monday, April 21, 2008, by email to Alison Hazell (HazellA@EastWestCenter.org), fax (202) 293-1402, or telephone (202) 327-9752. Please include your name, title, organization, address, email, and fax number. This event is open to the public. Please note that space for this event is limited; RSVP early to ensure your seat.


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