About this item

One of the most acclaimed journalists on contemporary China lays bare the country's two decade quest for global dominance and how the Chinese Communist Party coopted what Western leaders have long considered their most powerful tool in the fight for liberal democracy - capitalism - to expand their influence worldwide.Beijing Rules is a superb expose which reveals how China learned to master capitalism which it now wields in its own authoritarian form to achieve global dominance. As Bethany Allen, the China reporter for Axios, reveals, the long-standing belief that free-trade capitalism is a democratizing force - the assumption underlying much of American and Western policy since World War II - is demonstrably false. Capitalism is actually a two-way street: if democratic values can travel in one direction, authoritarianism can travel in the other.

Read Next Recommendation

Report incorrect product information.