Political Science

China's Crisis of Success

Author: William H. Overholt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Political Science

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China's Crisis of Success provides new perspectives on China's rise to superpower status, showing that China has reached a threshold where success has eliminated the conditions that enabled miraculous growth. Continued success requires re-invention of its economy and politics. The old economic strategy based on exports and infrastructure now piles up debt without producing sustainable economic growth, and Chinese society now resists the disruptive change that enabled earlier reforms. While China's leadership has produced a strategy for successful economic transition, it is struggling to manage the politics of implementing that strategy. After analysing the economics of growth, William H. Overholt explores critical social issues of the transition, notably inequality, corruption, environmental degradation, and globalisation. He argues that Xi Jinping is pursuing the riskiest political strategy of any important national leader. Alternative outcomes include continued impressive growth and political stability, Japanese-style stagnation, and a major political-economic crisis.
Social Science

China's Crisis Management

Author: Chae-ho Chŏng

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 151

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"This book presents a comprehensive overview of crisis management in China. It considers economic, political and military crises, and also natural disasters and public health problems. In each area it considers the nature of potential crises and their possible effects, and the degree to which China is prepared to cope with crises."--Publisher's description.
History

Crisis and Transformation in China's Hong Kong

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Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

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Category: History

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13. Walking a Tight Rope: Hong Kong's Media Facing Political and Economic Challenges Since Sovereignty Transfer -- 14. Postcolonial Cultural Trends in Hong Kong: Imagining the Local, the National, and the Global -- 15. Conclusion: Crisis and Transformation in the Hong Kong SAR-Toward Soft Authoritarian Developmentalism? -- The Editors and Contributors -- Index
Political Science

China's Crisis Management

Author: Associate Professor Department of International Relations Jae Ho Chung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 168

View: 412

"This book presents a comprehensive overview of crisis management in China. It considers economic, political and military crises, and also natural disasters and public health problems. In each area it considers the nature of potential crises and their possible effects, and the degree to which China is prepared to cope with crises."--Publisher's description.
China

China's Crisis

Author: Lawrence Kaelter Rosinger

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: China

Page: 259

View: 907

History

Democracy in China

Author: Jiwei Ci

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 432

Four decades of reform fostered a democratic mentality in China. Now citizens are waiting for the government to catch up. Jiwei Ci argues that the tensions between a largely democratic society and an undemocratic political system will trigger a crisis of legitimacy, compelling the Communist Party to become agents of democratic change--or collapse.
Business & Economics

China in the Asian Financial Crisis

Author: Peter Nolan

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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The widely held view of the Asian Financial Crisis is that it had no substantial impact on China. In fact, the country was far more vulnerable than most people realized, due to the high possibility of financial contagion entering the system from Hong Kong through Guangdong province. This book analyzes the severe policy challenge that it presented for China’s leaders. The crisis in Guangdong’s financial institutions provided a forewarning of the difficulties that lay ahead as China’s integration with the global financial system deepened. The experience of Guangdong in the Asian Financial Crisis provided a profound lesson for China’s policy-makers as they planned the country’s strategy for financial reform in the following years. China was able to avoid disaster by astute and difficult policy choices, in the face of fierce pressure from outside the country, as well as from different domestic interests at many different levels. The successful resolution of the crisis provided a breathing space for the leadership. It gave it time to undertake necessary reforms in the country's financial system in the decade that followed the crisis.
Business & Economics

Sustaining China's Economic Growth After the Global Financial Crisis

Author: Nicholas R. Lardy

Publisher: Peterson Institute

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 918

In his new book, Arvind Subramanian presents the following possibilities: What if, contrary to common belief, China's economic dominance is a present-day reality rather than a faraway possibility? What if the renminbi's takeover of the dollar as the world's reserve currency is not decades, but mere years, away? And what if the United States's economic pre-eminence is not, as many economists and policymakers would like to believe, in its own hands, but China's to determine? Subramanian's analysis is based on a new index of economic dominance grounded in a historical perspective. His examination makes use of real-world examples, comparing China's rise with the past hegemonies of Great Britain and the United States. His attempt to quantify and project economic and currency dominance leads him to the conclusion that China's dominance is not only more imminent, but also broader in scope, and much larger in magnitude, than is currently imagined. He explores the profound effect this might have on the United States, as well as on the global financial and trade system. Subramanian concludes with a series of policy proposals for other nations to reconcile China's rise with continued openness in the global economic order, and to insure against China becoming a malign hegemon.
Asia

China's Crisis

Author: Gary Klintworth

Publisher: Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences

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Category: Asia

Page: 128

View: 512

Business & Economics

China's Trade and Investment After the Asia Crisis

Author: Van Hoa Tran

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 153

View: 806

A study of trends, issues, and problems of trade and investment in recent years in China. Areas of discussion and analysis include China's trade in a globalized economy, foreign investment after the Asia crisis, the WTO and regional economic development, and relationships with Hong Kong and Australia. Other subjects are China's stock market, and China's recent macroeconomic developments and policy and their implications for trade. Findings have relevant policy implications and recommendations for government and commercial interests. The author teaches economics at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR
Asia

The Asia Recovery

Author: Van Hoa Tran

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

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Category: Asia

Page: 202

View: 543

This book considers the major issues of the Asian economic crisis of 2000 and the economy's slow recovery. It examines the implications for development, growth, trade, and investment. Specific chapters also discuss the global directions of international economic and financial relations, corporate and public governance, and forthcoming challenges. Contributors include economists from Asia, Australia, and the United States, as well as a United Nations official. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
History

Mao's China and the Cold War

Author: Jian Chen

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 416

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This comprehensive study of China's Cold War experience reveals the crucial role Beijing played in shaping the orientation of the global Cold War and the confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union. The success of China's Communist revolution in 1949 set the stage, Chen says. The Korean War, the Taiwan Strait crises, and the Vietnam War--all of which involved China as a central actor--represented the only major "hot" conflicts during the Cold War period, making East Asia the main battlefield of the Cold War, while creating conditions to prevent the two superpowers from engaging in a direct military showdown. Beijing's split with Moscow and rapprochement with Washington fundamentally transformed the international balance of power, argues Chen, eventually leading to the end of the Cold War with the collapse of the Soviet Empire and the decline of international communism. Based on sources that include recently declassified Chinese documents, the book offers pathbreaking insights into the course and outcome of the Cold War.
Business & Economics

China’s Road Ahead

Author: Roland Benedikter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 132

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This book provides a critical commentary on China's situation and future outlook from the perspective of the 2012-13 generational power transfer. In this power transfer, taking place against the background of an increasingly unstable domestic situation, an apparently outstandingly successful generation of “half-communist” leaders, recently increasingly plagued by scandal, transferred responsibility to a generation confronted by mixed expectations and factional in-fighting. Many international observers doubt that the new leadership will have the will or the power to introduce serious reforms in a country that reports 100,000 riots involving more than 500 persons in public areas per year. The China of 2013 seems to be in the midst of a transition seldom seen since the 1970s. The question is if the resulting hope expressed by Chinese dissidents and Western leaders for a “necessary” development of China's still largely autocratic system towards a kind of context-adequate democracy is plausible or not. Featuring incisive commentary by the authors and interviews with experts on the region’s political economy, the volume addresses such timely questions as: Should “rapid democratization” of China be the strategic goal of the West or rather a step-by-step approach towards the “rule of law“ first, and “illiberal democracy” to follow? Should the West be more worried about a thriving China, or a China in crisis? Will China’s success contribute to the success of the global community and the world order system, or be a threat to it? What can the West do to help China develop more participatory and inclusive approaches in order to secure social stability? And how can the West strengthen its democratic allies on China’s borders? Endorsements “This is a book I recommend to students and teachers around the globe. It provides a concise introduction into present China’s main problems, questions and perspectives. A must for all who try to understand the rising Pacific giant not through short-term answers, but through long-term questions.” Professor Ole Bruun, Institute for Society and Globalization, Roskilde University, Denmark “The rise of China to global superpower calls for clear, condensed, yet comprehensive comments for the broader public. This book accomplishes those goals, providing a quick yet comprehensive introduction into what we may expect as the Middle Kingdom seeks to assert what it increasingly sees as its rightful role as a leading world power.” Professor Richard Appelbaum, MacArthur Foundation Chair in Global & International Studies and Sociology, University of California at Santa Barbara “The new constellation between China and the West needs inspiring departure points of discussion, which may be sober or provocative. This booklet is both in one. It should be used as a basis for in-depth discussion and I recommend it for classrooms and the global civil society debate.” Professor Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Mellichamp Professor of Global Studies and Sociology, University of California at Santa Barbara
Political Science

Asian Economic and Political Issues

Author: Frank H. Columbus

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 203

View: 515

In spite of economic bubble, meltdowns, and a variety of current financial hiccups, Asia remains an economic powerhouse. The articles presented here examine the current political and economic situations in nations across Asia, particularly focusing on the south and east of the continent. Noted scholars present and analyse a wide range of issues -- from Chinese business to politics in Bangladesh as well as original research on crucial issues in the trade dynamics of China.