Cover

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pp. 1-2

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. 3-6

Contents

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pp. 7-8

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Preface

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pp. vii-x

...Almost a decade has passed since I wrote another book—Profits and Principles: Global Capitalism and Human Rights in China (Cornell 2000)—on pretty much the same subject for the same publisher. So the reader naturally might wonder why I decided to write a second book and whether I have changed my mind about anything in the intervening years. Profits and Principles came out when the United States was debating ...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xi-xvi

...For nearly two decades, I have been traveling to China every year to teach MBA students and Chinese managers and to conduct field research in factories and offices. In that time, I have discussed the matters in this book with hundreds of Western and Chinese businesspersons, academics, lawyers, diplomats, human rights advocates, workers, government ...

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1. Beyond the Shadow of Tiananmen

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pp. 1-19

...When the Olympic cauldron rose into the night sky above Beijing’s National Stadium on August 8, 2008, it marked a momentous step in China’s emergence as a global power. The riveting spectacle, a combination of fi reworks, high-tech wizardry and precisely choreographed routines executed by thousands of Chinese citizens was extravagant even by ...

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2. The Clipboard, the Megaphone, and Socialist Characteristics

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pp. 20-46

...One of the most common and evocative images of China is the sweat-shop worker. Exploited and humiliated by her employer and oppressed by her own government, the Chinese worker commands an extraordinary amount of global attention and sympathy. Contributing to this attention is bit of old-fashioned protectionism and a belief that the low labor...

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3. Drug Safety Races to the Bottom

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pp. 47-70

...Just after the New Year in 2008, two children undergoing dialysis at St. Louis Children’s Hospital experienced severe allergic reactions. Their eyelids swelled, their heartbeats quickened, and their blood pressure dropped within two minutes of being hooked up to dialysis machines for their regular treatments. The attending physicians at the hospital had seen ...

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4. China 2.0

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pp. 71-100

...“Are you ashamed?” Representative Tom Lantos bellowed at executives from some of America’s leading technology companies. This was a notable low point for these executives from Cisco, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Google during the February 2006 hearing before the United States House of Representatives International Relations Committee. In rapid sequence...

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5. Soft Seat* on the Long March

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pp. 101-128

...One of the most far-reaching and crucial aspects of China’s social and political transformation in the coming decade will be the growing importance of law and impersonal, neutrally applied rules. A fair and independent judicial system is essential to the emergence of human rights and democratic government. The path of this transformation is, however, far ...

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6. Conclusion

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pp. 129-142

...After nearly three decades of explosive economic growth and accompanying tectonic social changes, China’s future remains highly uncertain. This uncertainty has been heightened by the global financial meltdown that has reduced global demand for products manufactured by China’s export-dependent economy. The issues examined in this book—working ...

Notes

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pp. 143-154

Index

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pp. 155-162