The China Price: The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage


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Special Luncheon Seminar with Alexandra Harney and Kimberly Elliott

When: Apr 23 2008 (All day)
Where: EWCW Conference Room- 12:30- 2:30 PM

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.

A light lunch will be served at 12:30pm. Copies of the book will be sold at the event.

Alexandra Harney has been a reporter and editor at the Financial Times since 1998. She has reported from Japan, China, and the United Kingdom, among other places. From 2003 until early 2006, she was the FT's South China correspondent based in Hong Kong, where she still lives. The China Price is her first book.

Kimberly Elliott is a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, where she has been affiliated since 1982.  She also holds a joint appointment with the Center for Global Development. She is the author or co-author of numerous books and articles on a variety of trade policy and globalization issues. Much of her work focuses on the uses of economic leverage in international negotiations, including both economic sanctions for foreign policy goals and trade threats and sanctions in commercial disputes.

Please note: Seating for this event is limited. Please RSVP to Alison Hazell at [email protected] by April 21st to ensure your seat.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Alison Hazell
Phone: 202-293-3995