From Trump’s aggressive rhetoric against China, to the escalating trade war with tit for tat responses, and China’s 2025 initiative that threatens the US global leadership in advanced technologies, tensions between the US and China (the two dominant forces of today’s world) have never been higher.
This book provides a timely analysis of the US-China relationship. Each model is deeply rooted in their respective histories and cultures, with both models highly successful in achieving their main goals and highly resilient over time. It explores the core misconceptions on governance, economic, social and military issues, and the root causes of these misconceptions. If China and US could close the gap by each understanding those differences and their implications, the author argues, they could work together to overcome global issues to the benefit of all.
A timely and important analysis of the US-China relationship – and what needs to change for the benefit of the world.
An intelligent exploration of the misconceptions that have led to today’s tensions between China and the US.
The author argues for a greater understanding of differences and collaboration on global issues.
Written by a leading business advisor who has spent decades working with both US and Chinese companies and governments.
Timely book – wide review and media coverage expected.
Publisher: LID Publishing
FORMAT: 234 x 156mm
Number of pages: 272pp
Peter B. Walker is a Senior Partner Emeritus at McKinsey & Company, the world’s leading management consultancy firm. During his 46 years at the firm, he worked with a wide range of financial institutions around the world, with a focus on China.
I really enjoyed reading it! Peter Walker has done a wonderful job in laying out the cultural, philosophical and historical foundations for both countries and comparing them side by side.
Catherine Mengyun Yang, TIE-SEI Fellow, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
The timing of writing on this subject is perfect and the approach that Peter Walker takes in comparing the two cultures/histories is very enlightening … An important read.
Claude Dussault, Chairman, Intact Financial Corporation
Peter Walker has written a brilliant book about China and America. Walker’s accurate descriptions of the differences in ‘worldview between the US and China are exactly what the US needs to understand China and for China to better understand the US.
Richard N. Foster, Author of Innovation: The Attacker’s Advantage and Creative Destruction
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