Godfree Roberts, author of Why China Leads the World: Talent at the Top, Data in the Middle, Democracy at the Bottom, publishes the weekly China newsletter, Here Comes China!
After completing his undergraduate education at the University of Queensland Godfree received his doctorate from UMass, Amherst, and lived in–and studied–five cultures. His newsletter, Here Comes China!, reflects his fifty years’ study of Chinese civilization and his expectation that it will assume world leadership within five years.
Why China Leads the World, the result of fifteen years of research and four years of writing, re-examines everything we think we know about China–its government, its economy, its human rights and its soft and hard power–and demonstrates that our ‘knowledge’ is mostly nonsense, dreamed up during the 1950s and amplified over generations.
Godfree’ weekly China newsletter, Here Comes China! Its news, from China’s point of view, covers the economy, trade, IP, health, society, governance, geopolitics, propaganda, ideas, commentaries, opinions and book reviews.
Why China Leads the world is the only book that explains the three elements of China’s success:
- Talent at the Top: China’s brightest, most idealistic people are are admitted to politics–a policy unchanged in 2200 years.
- Data in the Middle: every policy is implemented, tracked, and optimized based on terabytes of data.
- Democracy at the Bottom: amateur volunteers check the stats and sign off on new legislation if they have 66% popular support.
Why China Leads the World investigates why the Covid epidemic accelerated the change of global leadership from America to China and examines China’s bigger, steadier economy, its science leadership, stronger military, more powerful allies, and wider international support.
Crammed with charts, footnotes, and lengthy quotes, Why China Leads the World is a profoundly disturbing book that helps readers understand the tectonic shift and adapt to this new era–and even thrive in it.
ASIN : B08Q9PN8SV