In the 1990s, the volume of trade in and across the Pacific Ocean has surpassed that of the Atlantic. In fiscal terms, it amounts to a three-trillion-a-year market growing at the rate of three billion a week. Cragg explores the reasons for, and the results of, this phenomenon.
In colonial times, the business leaders in Asia were known as taipans, or "big lords." They were almost all of Western origin, and were both feared and revered. Today's taipans are even more powerful. They are with few exceptions Chinese, and about 15 of them constitute one of the most powerful groups in the world. The New Taipans takes the reader into a closed and privileged world and provide... read more
Book by Cragg, Claudia
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