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author interview: China's global reach: markets, multinationals, globalization
13 Jan 2006
reporting China.
George Zhibin Gu, Author

"China's Global Reach: Markets, Multinationals, Globalization"

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China is on the rise! A fast developing China is altering the global map. Get the inside story—from a Chinese commentator-business strategist—of China’s emergence as a global economic leader!

An internationally renowned economist, the late Professor Andre Gunder Frank (1929-2005), called China’s Global Reach: Markets, Multinationals, Globalization a “marvelously real-life brass-tacks examination of China’s participation in the world economy today and probably tomorrow.” Author Dr. George Zhibin Gu gathers personal experiences together with solid research to present an in-depth discussion of a changing China and a changing world. From foreign multinationals’ effect to the emergence of domestic markets, this in-depth book charts the economic and political development in and out of China and what it means for the world’s future.

Most authors on this subject have little direct experience, or if they do, they don’t have the intellectual and global knowledge to make true sense of it. China’s Global Reach: Markets, Multinationals, Globalization gives you an insider’s look at key issues from a veteran commentator and business professional on the ground in China. Our world stands at a critical point; this book comprehensively details global economic, business, and political trends with particular focus on how to shape a better future for all nations.

China’s Global Reach: Markets, Multinationals, Globalization is an insightful, open-minded, and significant overview of a changing world in relation to a fast-developing China. It is a book perfect for professionals, researchers, policy makers, educators, and students, as well as for anyone who questions how the world will move ahead to the next stages.

George Zhibin Gu was educated at Nanjing University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Michigan. He holds two MS and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Since 1990, he has been an investment banker and business consultant. He has worked for the last 15 years in the investment world with a focus on China. His work focuses on helping international businesses to invest in China and the Chinese companies to expand overseas. He has worked for Prudential Securities, Lazard, and State Street Bank, among others. He generally covers mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, business expansion and restructuring.

Also, he is a popular commentator on political, economic, and business issues. His articles or columns have appeared in Asia Times, Beijing Review, The Seoul Times, Financial Sense, Gurus Online, Money Week, Online Opinion, Asia Venture Capital Journal, and Sinomania, among others. He is the author of two additional books, China Beyond Deng—Reforms in the PRC (McFarland, 1991) and Made in China – Players and Challengers in the 21st Century (Portuguese edition, Centro Atlantico, 2005). He now resides in Guangdong, China.

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