Betting on China: Chinese Stocks, American Stock Markets, and the Wagers on a New Dynamic in Global Capitalism

ISBN: 978-1-118-08714-5
256 pages
June 2012
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June 14, 2012

How “Betting” on China through the U.S. Equity Markets is Critical to Understanding China’s Position and Prospects in the Global Economy

John Wiley & Sons Inc., global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services released ‘Betting on China: Chinese Stocks, American Stock Markets, and the Wagers on a New Dynamic in Global Capitalism’. This new book by American born, Beijing-based author consultant Robert Koepp suggests a new way to look at key aspects of China’s rise, present-day workings, and future prospects in the global economy through examination of Chinese stock listings in the United States.

The world is betting that China will continue as a major engine of growth for the global economy. A crucial but poorly understood topic is how U.S. stock markets are providing the most liquid and broadly rewarding conduit for placing the high-stakes wagers on China’s development and direction. The author elaborates the complex and often controversial aspects of Chinese stock issuances in America, using both market trend data and company-specific case studies to provide substantiated, practical, and revealing perspectives on the characteristics of the dynamics at play.

“The wagers riding on this new dynamic in global capitalism are not just about money,” says the author, “the dynamism that propels all the betting is about ‘a new way of looking at China’ and providing ‘a new way for China to look at the world’.

From the watershed mega IPO of China Mobile on the New York Stock Exchange in 1997, to the near breakdown of the U.S.-China equity exchange relationship brought about by recent high-profile failures of Chinese issuances under a swarming of short seller attacks, ‘Betting on China’ offers refreshing insights through its multifaceted explorations, providing a window into China’s role as a dominant but still modernizing economic superpower.

Combining an insider's eye with an outsider's objectivity, Robert Koepp examines the multidimensional contexts of the reasons and the means by which China, America, and the global economy reap enormous gains from the process of Chinese companies issuing equity shares on U.S. stock markets.

This book looks into the real stories behind why and how China-based enterprises develop as public companies listed in the United States—and why government regulations need to work in support of and not against this force of market nature.

About the Author:

Rob Koepp is an American writer, consultant, and business executive with an eclectic background in finance, economics, technology, and the liberal arts. Dividing his time between the U.S., Europe, and Asia throughout his education and career, Rob began full-time work after college as an itinerant researcher on a Watson Fellowship that studied the evolution of Chinese-based calligraphies in countries throughout East Asia. 

Fluent in Chinese and Japanese, Rob started regularly working in Mainland China as a World Bank-sponsored researcher advising the Chinese government on technology-based regional development. He subsequently served in such corporate positions as the managing director at a Sino-foreign joint venture of the CITIC Group, China’s largest financial conglomerate. A graduate of Pomona College and Cambridge University, he currently resides in Beijing where he works in financial consulting.

Koepp is the author of Clusters of Creativity: Enduring Lessons on Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Silicon Valley and Europe's Silicon Fen’ and the translator of a bestselling Japanese illustrated biography of George Soros, both published by Wiley.

‘Betting on China: Chinese Stocks, American Stock Markets, and the Wagers on a New Dynamic in Global Capitalism’

by Robert Koepp

Published by Wiley; April 2012; ISBN: 978-1-118-08714-5; 256 pages;

Now available in Hardcover and e-book formats; US$39.95

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