These two items are by economics professor Peter Navarro and entrepreneur Greg Autry, and provide a well-documented and profound warning to Americans (and the West) about the threats posed to them by aggressive Chinese economic exploitation, economic and military spying, and outright colonization, both in America and elsewhere.
I have not read the book or seen the documentary, and will not likely have time for that before the end of this year. But I do note that the Wikipedia entry on these two items contains criticism that the documentary is both “alarming and alarmist” and heavy on “dramatic overkill”.
Be that as it may, the comments leave the book relatively unscathed, and one critic notes of the documentary that “…the questions Navarro asks about our deformed and dependent relationship with China are legitimate and troubling.”
Together with other sources, both the book and the film should be illuminating and informative regardless of the overall presentation.
Read Chriss Street’s review in Huffington Poat (June 2011) here.
Amazon: Confronting the Dragon (book)
Death by China: One lost job at a time (documentary)
See the Wikipedia entry for both, here.
See relevant items from my “China” category here.