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THE SOUND OF RIPPLES Alice Nash

THE SOUND OF RIPPLES

Alice Nash

Published October 6th 2014
ISBN : 9781631352362
Paperback
236 pages
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It is the late 1980s and Chinese Economic Reform is in full swing. The newest province-Hainan-has just been formed, and is granted status as the largest Special Economic Zone bythe central government, attarcting many young and ambitious graduates toMoreIt is the late 1980s and Chinese Economic Reform is in full swing. The newest province-Hainan-has just been formed, and is granted status as the largest Special Economic Zone bythe central government, attarcting many young and ambitious graduates to pursue their dreams of better life. It is a story about how unpredictable life can be.Twenty-seven-year-old Samantha Smith, with a university degree in literature and administration management, takes a two-week holiday in Haikou, the tropical coastal captial of Hainan, to see what life can offer in business and her love life.She sends a letter of introduction given by a friend in her hometown of Sichuan to the general secretary of Haikou, who opens many doors for her. Samantha becomes a journalist at the Haikou evening newspaper before her two-week holiday is over.Her life is then overtaken by a series of twists both emotional and professional.Samantha is at the peek of her career in PR at the China branch of multinational group beginning to develop a major economic zone in South China, when the Tiananmen Square event takes place, resulting in economic sanctions by the West.How will these grim sanctions directly affect her own world?Will she remain in China?