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By All Means Necessary


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Introduction Chapter 1 Going Global Chapter 2 Driving Demand Chapter 3 The Dirty Business of Mining Chapter 4 Fueling Growth: The Politics of Energy Chapter 5 The Thirst for Water Chapter 6 Feeding China: the Hunt for Land Chapter 7 Beyond the Developing World Chapter 8 The Security Imperative Chapter 9 Conclusion

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Elizabeth Economy, Senior Fellow and Director of Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, and Michael Levi, Senior Fellow and Director, Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations


"[A] wide-ranging and richly informed look at how the rapid growth of the world's most-populous country is affecting the global economy... According to the authors, in other words, China's supposedly pending economic takeover of the world's resources is more hype than reality. Ms. Economy and Mr. Levi... range from commodity to commodity and sector to sector to show that China's economy and culture are being changed at least as much by the world as China is exerting transformative change upon it." --Howard W. French, The Wall Street Journal "Elizabeth Economy and Michael Levi pen the shut-up-and-read-it book of the moment on Asia." --Tom Keene, Bloomberg Businessweek "Economy and Levi's findings thread a path between alarmist and complacent views of China's impact on the global economy...The authors present these nuanced views with exemplary clarity and leave the impression that Washington's policies toward Beijing do not require fundamental change." --Foreign Affairs "An informed, nuanced and balanced analysis of the many facets of China's eager acquisition of natural gas, ores and other resources, along the way offering much-needed clarity and objectivity beyond the simplicity and hype all too often found in the media and newspaper headlines." --Loh Su Hsing, Asian Review of Books "An excellent volume that sheds light on the domestic sources of Chinese firms' and policymakers' strategies toward China's rising demand for natural resources and offers insight into the implications for the country's external behavior. Their book deserves to be read by all with an interest in the subject." --Llewelyn Hughes, Asia Policy "A fascinating look at the multiple dimensions of China's resource quest and the repercussions it has for America's economic, security and diplomatic presence in the world." --Paul Nash, Diplomatic Courier "This is the best analysis to date of the three-way economic and security game among China, other countries, and global market forces. With trenchant policy recommendations, it should be read by all those interested in China's impact on the world." --Dennis Blair, former Director of National Intelligence and Commander in Chief, Pacific "By All Means Necessary is a valuable corrective to the hype--both positive and negative-- that typically accompanies accounts of China's global search for natural resources. Economy and Levi combine an understanding of Chinese politics and economic policy with a detailed knowledge of different global markets, from oil to ore. The result is a myth-busting book that offers insights and advice for policymakers, business leaders, and anyone interested in China and the world." --Anne-Marie Slaughter, President, the New America Foundation "Will the 21st century be dominated by China in the same way that the last century was dominated by the United States? Economy and Levi have provided a compelling assessment of how supercharged and commodity-intensive growth in China has led to an unprecedented global buying spree for resources as varied as oil and gas, industrial metals and rare earth minerals, ores and coal, as well as farmland. China's foreign policy and global geopolitics have been influenced in tangible ways, but they argue convincingly that Beijing's motivations are not nefarious and the global system will find ways to curb feared excesses, even as the Middle Kingdom moves to secure the territorial seas around it and build a significant naval presence." --Edward L. Morse, Head of Global Commodities Research, Citigroup "If we are to intelligently manage China's resurgence, there are few areas more deserving of our attention than China's voracious global appetite for natural resources. In this well-written and insightful new study the authors vividly limn how China's restless quest for rejuvenation is simultaneously upsetting the old world order and demanding that the other countries develop new ways of understanding and interacting with it. For anyone wishing to come to terms with this aspect of China's rise, and the policy choices it raises for countries like the US, this is the go-to read." --Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director, The Center on US-China Relations, Asia Society

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