The Rivals -- China, India (and Japan)

Balance-of-Power and Disruptive Transformation

London, UK - 30th April 2008, 09:02 GMT

Dear ATCA Colleagues

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We are grateful to Bill Emmott, the former Editor-in-Chief of The Economist, for his submission to ATCA , "The Rivals -- China, India (and Japan) -- Balance-of-Power and Disruptive Transformation." He writes:

Dear DK and Colleagues

Re: The Rivals -- China, India (and Japan) -- Balance-of-Power and Disruptive Transformation

In response to the recent ATCA Socratic dialogues concerning China's power projection and the future of Chinese nationalism in the light of the Tibet protests, I wish to make several brief points. They are, in effect, by way of updates for my recently published book, "Rivals: How the Power Struggle between China, India and Japan will Shape our Next Decade."

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With best wishes

Bill Emmott

Bill Emmott was the Editor-in-Chief of The Economist, the world's leading weekly magazine on current affairs and business, from 1993 until March 31st 2006. He is now an independent writer, speaker and consultant. After studying politics, philosophy and economics at Magdalen College, Oxford, he moved to Nuffield College to do postgraduate research into the French Communist party's spell in government in 1944-47. Bill's latest book is "Rivals: How the Power Struggle between China, India and Japan will Shape our Next Decade" (Allen Lane UK; Harcourt USA). He has written four books on Japan -- The Sun Also Sets: the limits to Japan's economic power, Japan's Global Reach: the influence, strategies and weaknesses of Japan's multinational corporations, both of which were best-sellers, and Kanryo no Taizai (The bureaucrats' deadly sins), published only in Japanese. Most recently, he wrote a book version of an extended essay, published in The Economist in October 2005 and called "The Sun also Rises" to echo his 1989 book. This longer, book version was published in Japanese translation under that same title (Hiwa Mata Noboru) by Soshisha in January 2006. In February 2003 he published a book about the global issues of our times called "20:21 Vision - 20th century lessons for the 21st century". Bill writes a column on international affairs for a Japanese monthly magazine, Ushio. Bill is a member of the executive committee of the Trilateral Commission, a member of the BBC World Service Governors' Consultative Committee, a director of Development Consultants International, a Dublin-based company, a member of the Swiss Re Chairman's Advisory Panel, a director of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group, and co-chairman (with The Hon Roy MacLaren) of the Canada-Europe Roundtable for Business. He was a director of The Economist Group from 1993 until 2006. He has honorary degrees from Warwick and City Universities, and is an honorary fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford.


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