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January 29, 2009

The China Price: The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage

A Lecture by Alexandra Harney

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

6:00pm: Reception to meet the author
4th floor Rackham Assembly Hall

7:00pm: Presentation
4th floor Rackham Amphitheater

Rackham Graduate School
915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106

Free and Open to the Public

The China Price, once the term used to describe the world’s lowest prices, is rising as the cost of everything from labor to energy increases in China. As the country’s manufacturing sector enters another period of transformation, what does this mean for its people, its environment and its economy? What should American policymakers, businesses and shoppers be thinking about as China’s factories change?

Alexandra Harney has been writing about Asia for a decade. The author of The China Price: The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage (Penguin Press, 2008), she covered Hong Kong, China and Japan for The Financial Times and was an editor at the newspaper in London. From 2003 until 2006, she was the FT’s South China correspondent. Alexandra’s work has also been published in many international newspapers and magazines including The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Far Eastern Economic Review, Marie Claire, Slate and CNN.com. She has contributed to National Public Radio and the BBC World Service and was a regular business and economics commentator on Japanese television. A 1997 cum laude graduate of Princeton University, Alexandra speaks Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.

Posted by batesbe at January 29, 2009 01:39 PM