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ISBN-10: 0078026199

ISBN-13: 9780078026195

Edition: 14th 2012

Authors: Zhiqun Zhu

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List price: $68.33
Edition: 14th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 4/12/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.990

Dr. Zhiqun Zhu is John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair in East Asian Politics and Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. His teaching and research interests focus on Chinese politics, Chinese foreign policy, East Asian political economy, and US-China relations.His recent book publications include China’s New Diplomacy: Rationale, Strategies and Significance (Ashgate 2010); The People’s Republic of China Today: Internal and External Challenges [ed.] (World Scientific Publishing, 2010); Understanding East Asia’s Economic “Miracles” (Association for Asian Studies, 2009); and US-China…    

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Articles from the World Press
Think Again: China
It's often said that China is walking a tightrope: Its economy depends on foreign money, its leadership is set in its ways, and its military expansion threatens the world
But the Middle Kingdom's immediate dangers run deeper than you realize
Think Again: China's Military
Is China's military a growing threat? Will China's "one child" generation weaken its military?
Does China's military have global aspirations?
A closer look at the world's largest armed forces
The China Model
Economic freedom plus tight political control-this Chinese model seems to be displacing the "Washington Consensus" and winning fans from regimes across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America
One wonders, for how long?
China: A Threat to or Threatened by Democracy?
How can one know whether China will or will not democratize?
China has already evolved politically into a non-Stalinist authoritarianism
Joined by its authoritarian friends, China is well on the way to defeating the global forces of democracy
Is China Afraid of Its Own People?
The diplomatic tussle over the East China Sea has calmed down, but a bigger foreign policy problem waits: China's newly empowered masses won't take "no" for an answer, and Beijing is right to be scared
Five Reasons Why China Will Rule Tech
China's focus on science and technology is relentless, and it's occurring at all levels of its society
There are five reasons why China may yet succeed in its goal to achieve world dominance in technology
How Being Big Helps and Hinders China
China's size has been crucial in getting it this far
Its seemingly limitless supply of cheap labor was a magnet for foreign investment and technology
Now, its potentially endless queues of shoppers are having the same effect
China's Team of Rivals
A financial meltdown promises to test the Communist Party's power in ways not seen since Tiananmen
But theirs is a house divided, as princelings take on populists and Pekinologists try to make sense of it all
China Offers Direct Line to Its Leaders
The Communist Party has initiated a new PR strategy to invite Chinese citizens to email party leaders now as a way to improve the party's image and shape public opinions
Seven Notches on the Chinese Doorpost
2010 was a milestone year for China, not just because it surpassed Japan to become the second largest economy, but also because of developments in several other areas
These developments include frustrations in China's diplomacy, China's standoff with Google, its achievements in high-speed rail network, continued pressure on Renminbi despite its appreciation, Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Peace Prize, China's dominance in rare-earth production, and a spate of suicides at Taiwanese-invested Foxconn
China's Complicit Capitalists
There are over 29 million private businesses that employ over 200 million people and generate two-thirds of China's industrial output
Will China's growing capitalist class overthrow the Communist Party and demand democracy based on the principle of "no taxation without representation"?
Bye Bye Cheap Labor: Guangdong Exodus
Higher taxes, a new labor law and the growing demands of China's increasingly sophisticated workers are forcing manufacturers either up the value chain or toward the exits
Liu Xiaobo and Illusions About China
Human rights have not improved significantly despite a soaring economy
The Nobel Committee's decision to award the Peace Prize to the imprisoned Liu Xiaobo should be applauded
The committee challenged the West to re-examine a dangerous notion that has become prevalent since 1989: that economic development will inevitably lead to democracy in China
China Winning Renewable Energy Race
China has already surpassed the U.S
in the amount of wind turbines and solar panels that it makes
China is also gaining on the U.S
when it comes to how much of their energy comes from renewable energy sources
Mania on the Mainland
Chinese who have the money are desperately snapping up apartments for fear prices will rise further
Think the U.S
real estate bubble was bad? China's could be worse
China's Reform Era Legal Odyssey
Thirty years ago, China was a legal shambles
China is still building a healthy legal system
It may take another 30 years to see significant improvements
China's Final Frontier
The Chinese are latecomers to space, and desperate to catch up
Like it or not, the space race with the U.S
has begun
China's Land Reform: Speeding the Plough
Neither farmers nor migrants are yet able to participate fully in the benefits of China's ongoing modernization
Nothing can benefit the 700 million strong rural population more than land reform
Chinese Acquire Taste for French Wine
China overtook the UK and Germany to become the top export market for Bordeaux wine in 2010
Wine consumption habits are becoming more sophisticated in China
China Won't Revalue the Yuan
No amount of pressure or hectoring by the West is going to change the calculus of Chinese leaders
An undervalued currency may be critical to their very survival
China's Unbalanced Growth Has Served It Well
With both GDP and consumption increasing rapidly, why should China give up its unbalanced growth approach? The major concern is rather whether its high levels of investment will continue to generate adequate returns or are sustainable in a broader sense
China Will not Be the World's Deputy Sheriff
The world expects a lot from China these days, but China is not ready, or willing, to take up the leadership role
It prefers to keep a low profile and continue to build its economy
China Extends Trade with Iran
China has overtaken the EU to become Iran's largest trading partner, which underlines China's reluctance to agree to any further economic sanctions on Iran
Africa Builds as Beijing Scrambles to Invest
It would be wrong to be wide-eyed about China's investments
Whatever its side-effects, a scramble to invest in Africa has got to be better than the European precedent-a scramble to carve it up
A New China Requires a New US Strategy
The United States needs to revise its China strategy to deal with a complex new China
The worst thing Washington could do is to operate on autopilot, to assume that past strategies and policies are ipso facto indefinitely useful
Taiwan and Hong Kong Articles
China and Taiwan Sign Landmark Deal
The Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) is the centerpiece of Ma Ying-jeou's effort to mend relations with mainland China
Taiwan hopes the deal will also smooth the path to sign free trade agreements with other key trading partners
Beijing and Taiwan Try Their Hand at Dtente
Both Beijing and Taipei seem to understand that "soft power" carries more influence than "hard" military power
Part of the reconciliation stems from strong cultural and business ties as well as Taiwan relaxing its stance on "national" labels
Who's Listening to Taiwan's People?
As President Ma Ying-jeou pursues an ambitious agenda that will require more accommodations with Beijing, he will need to deal with the popular affirmation of Taiwanese identity
Behind the Dalai Lama's Taiwan Visit
For Taiwan's separatist opposition, the Dalai Lama's visit was a political coup
Taiwan is open, Democratic and practices freedom of religion
In some aspects, Taiwan exemplifies what Tibetans would like China to be
Taiwan Caters to China's Giant Fish Appetite
The China-Taiwan trade deal opens the door for Taiwanese grouper farmers, typically small family businesses, to develop into bigger companies by entering new markets such as supplying frozen fish to inland Chinese provinces
Wen Hints at Scrapping Taiwan-Facing Missiles
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has for the first time raised the possibility of removing some of the thousand-plus missiles the PLA has deployed facing Taiwan
Hong Kong Closes in on Financial Top Spot
London and New York are still the world's leading cities for banking and other financial services, but Hong Kong is breathing down their necks
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