Alexandra Harney has been writing about Asia, primarily China and Japan, for more than a decade. Alexandra is the author of The China Price: The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage, published by the Penguin Press in 2008. A cum laude graduate of Princeton University, Alexandra speaks, writes and reads Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. She spent seven years as a correspondent and editor at the Financial Times in China, Japan and the UK. She has also written for The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Slate, The Times of London, Foreign Policy, The China Economic Quarterly and the Economist Intelligence Unit. From her base in Hong Kong, Alexandra consults for global investors to help them understand the issues and opportunities in the region.