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TEDxPearlRiverWomen - Alexandra Harney - Chinese Competitive Advantage

Alexandra Harney is the author of The China Price: The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage (Penguin Press, 2008) and a respected voice on labor and economic issues in China and Japan The China Price, which drew on two years of undercover reporting, examines the human and environmental cost of China's success as the world's factory through the stories of ordinary Chinese. The book, published in six languages and optioned for adaptation to film and television, was named a best book of the year on globalization by Library Journal. Alexandra spent seven years as a correspondent and editor at The Financial Times, and has also written for the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time, Forbes, Slate, the China Economic Quarterly and Foreign Policy. A fluent Japanese and Mandarin Chinese speaker, Alexandra is the co-founder of Visibility Media, which conducts research for investors and institutions about economic, business and social issues in Asia, a contributing editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit, and a regular commentator on the BBC, NPR and Japan's Yomiuri TV. www.alexandraharney.com (Acknowledgment: TEDxPearlRiver is very grateful to Podge Dimagiba for video editing, AJ Libunao for photography at www.flickr.com/photos/TEDxPearlRiver/sets and Victor Zhang for video transcoding, as well as the production crew) www.TEDxPearlRiver.com About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations). www.ted.com/tedx
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