In China Airborne, Fallows skillfully uses the rise and uncertain future of the aviation industry in China as a parable for the development in China. An avid political-economic analyst and storyteller, Fallows’ account is surprisingly easy to read, given the complexity of his argument that China is “contradictory” yet exciting.
Fallows is a charismatic writer with a succinct style. As such, not only do we relive his six years of living in and learning about China, but he never tarries too long before leading us to the next part of his argument (and his next story). Highly recommended.