'China shakes the world' tells the story of a country's emergence from the inside out. It describes China's burgeoning appetite and it shows how the projection of this hunger is changing - and is set to change - the world. Although China is already a palpable force, the impact of the 'middle kingdom's' re-emergence has only just started to be felt. Over the next few years, its hunger for foreign jobs, raw materials and energy will reshape world trade and politics. The outflow of Chinese manufactured products, tourists, students, corporate and personal investments will be felt keenly. James Kynge seeks not only to inform the reader of the huge changes underway but also to bring them alive through multiple encounters with real people.