China has rapidly become Australia's most important trading partner. It is also the rising power in our region. In The Kingdom and the Quarry David Uren takes us inside the high-stakes world of the two countries' relationship. From resource grabs to cyber-surveillance, this is an authoritative and news-breaking book that takes us inside key political and business events of recent times and tells us what really happened.
Uren paints vivid portraits of new billionaires like Twiggy Forrest and Clive Palmer seizing their chance, of BHP and Rio Tinto playing off Chinese interests and the Australian government, of Kevin Rudd feuding with China's leaders, and of a new world of spies, security, investment and opportunity. Above all he gives an unparalleled sense of fear and greed in the corridors of power.
David Uren is economics correspondent of The Australian. With more than 30 years' reporting experience, he is a former editor of Business Review Weekly and the author (with Lenore Taylor) of Shitstorm: Inside Labor's Darkest Days.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 4th June 2012
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.381