"Tucked away in this well-researched, carefully reasoned piece of scholarship are fresh, insightful observations on both economic and political trends in Chinese society... Scott Kennedy's book is a thoughtful examination of the ways and the extent to which business in China influences government policy." - Sidney Rittenberg, Sr., Far Eastern Economic Review "Despite the recent proliferation of business firms in China and their evident economic power, surprisingly little is known about business involvement in national - level politics and policymaking. In this well-written book, Scott Kennedy sheds new light on this, examining the nature of business-government interactions at the national level in three economic sectors (steel, consumer electronics and software)... The book is carefully researched and well presented. It contains a wealth of new information gathered through extensive fieldwork and offers a series of original and well-supported arguments. In short, anyone interested in state-society relations, policy-making and economic activity in China will find the book valuable and thought-provoking." - Kenneth W. Foster, China Journal"
Documents the influence of business, both Chinese and foreign, on national public policy in China.