In The China Price, acclaimed former Financial Times correspondent Alexandra Harney uncovers the truth about how China is able to offer such low prices to the rest of the world. What she has discovered in this groundbreaking expose is a brutal world in which intense pricing pressure from Western companies combines with ubiquitous corruption and a lack of transparency to exact an untold toll in human misery and environmental damage. The China Price is a landmark investigation of the unsavory by-products of the global consumer's voracious appetite for cheap goods. A generation of Chinese flocked from the rural interior of the country to its coastline, where its factory work largely is, in one of the largest mass migrations in human history. But that migration is slowing dramatically, in no small part because of widespread disenchantment with the way of life many factories offer. As pollution in China's industrial cities worsens and their infrastructure buckles, and grassroots activism for more legal recourse grows, pressures are mounting on the system that will not dissipate without profound change. Managing the tumult of that change is the greatest challenge China faces in the near future, and managing its impact on the world economy is the challenge that faces us all. No one - not even the almighty consumer - can get something for nothing. Ultimately, we all pay the China price.