If the twentieth century was the American century, then the twenty-first century belongs to China. Now the one and only Jim Rogers shows how any investor can get in on the ground floor of "the greatest economic boom since England's Industrial Revolution."
In this indispensable new book, Rogers, one of the world's most successful investors, brings his unerring investment acumen to bear on this huge and unruly land now being opened to the world and exploding in potential.
Rogers didn't just wake up a Sinophile yesterday. He has been tracking the Chinese economy since he first went to China in 1984 in preparation for his round-the-world motorcycle trip and then again when he saw Shanghai's newly reopened stock exchange. In the decades that followed—especially in recent years, with the easing of Communist Party financial dictates—the facts speak for themselves:
—The Chinese economy's growth rate has averaged 9 percent since the start of the 1980s.
—China's savings rate is over 35 percent (in America, it's 2 percent).
—Forty percent of China's output goes to exports (so there is no crippling foreign debt).
—Sixty billion dollars a year in direct foreign investment, combined with a trade surplus, has brought Beijing's foreign currency reserves to over $1 trillion.
—China's fixed assets—ports, bridges, and roads—double every two and a half years.
In short, if projections hold, China will surpass the United States as the world's largest economy in as little as twenty years. But the time to act is now. In A Bull in China, you will learn what industries offer the newest and best opportunities, from power, energy, and agriculture to tourism, water, and infrastructure. In his trademark down-to-earth style, Rogers demystifies the state policies that are driving earnings and innovation, takes the intimidation factor out of the A-shares, B-shares, and ADRs of Chinese offerings, and encourages any listener to trust his or her own expertise (if you're a car mechanic, check out their auto industry).
A Bull in China also features fascinating profiles of "red chip" companies, such as Yantu Changyu, China's largest winemaker, which sells a "Healthy Liquor" line mixed with herbal medicines. Plus, if you want to export something to China yourself—or even buy land there—Rogers tells you the steps you need to take.
No other book—and no other author—can better help you benefit from the new Chinese revolution. Jim Rogers shows you how to make the "amazing energy, potential, and entrepreneurial spirit of a billion people" work for you.
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About the Author
Jim Rogers, a worldwide media commentator, is the author of Hot Commodities and Investment Biker.
Johnny Heller has earned multiple Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine, including one for Closing Time by Joe Queenan, and has earned two Audie Awards and many more nominations. Named one of the Top Fifty Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile, he has recorded over five hundred titles.
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Introduction: Catching the China Ride
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Catching the China Ride 3
1 Investing: From Mao Caps to Small-Market Caps 15
2 Risk: The Perils of Success 37
3 Companies: Let a Thousand Brands Bloom 63
4 Energy: Not So Black 81
5 Transport: Paving the Way 103
6 Tourism: Up, Up, and Away 117
7 Agriculture: Have You Invested Yet? 141
8 Health, Education, Housing: Serve the Masses 167
9 Emerging China: The People's Republic of Tomorrow 187
What People are Saying About This
"Johnny Heller's narration...reinforces Jim Rogers's timely discussion of reasons to invest in China.... The cowboy brashness of Heller's delivery holds one's attention." -AudioFile
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As a big Jim Rogers fan, I am amazed to find myself giving his book a 1 star rating. While his first 3 books were excellent, this book should never have been published. The book gives a very cursory rehash of the 'China is the next great super power' argument (which I believe is true) and then just gives long lists of random Chinese stocks with short and shallow rambles in between stock lists. The book makes it clear that the listed stocks are not recommended stocks, just a long list of all the Chinese stocks that the author could come up with. It¿s obvious that no research was done on the stocks listed and most have no more than 1 paragraph on them describing what they do.
good message from jim rogers. He is a fan of Merle haggard the rock star of 50s. famous for hard wokring man blues song. JIME ROGERS IS A HARD WORKING MAN and he is now positive on North Korea. I don't know if it is because Kim jong un has bribed him. As this is how India has been doing ( fixing matches, titles but not broken roads and other infra problems etc) or so. but I approve his message. cheers to jim rogers. bull and Demons in china: china producing lot of fake goods and this is a big issue as it generates million tonnes of toxic waste electronic scrap. this is only global warming issue not Coal burning thermal plants. shame on al gore. greedy swine. dedicating the deep purple song Demons eye to ward of chinese evil businessmen and their indian stooges (most shameless) also dedicating the song' Only the shameless' to India. land of greed. edited song of 'only the lonely' by orbison