In "Interpreting China's Development", leading experts on China provide a broad-ranging overview of this growing superpower, highlighting key issues as they developed in the People's Republic of China. Underpinned by scholarly research yet written in a readable and concise style, this volume of review articles offers a very accessible way to understanding the major events and key issues that has emerged in China over the last ten years. Organized into four thematic sections - challenges of governance, growth and structural changes, coping with rising social problems, and relations with major powers and neighbors - the essays cover salient topics such as the struggle against corruption, banking reforms, widening inequality, environmental crisis, and the China-US relation.
The Challenges of Governance: The Chinese Communist Party in Transformation (Y Zheng & S K Tok); The Struggle against Corruption (D Yang); Managing China's Civil Servants (K E Brosgaard); Chen Shui-bian: Taiwan's Lame Duck President (J F Copper); Growth and Structural Changes: Banking Reforms to Meet WTO Obligations (S Y Tong & Y Zheng); Is China Diverting FDI from Its Neighbours? (B Chantasasawat); Coping with Rising Social Problems: Social Dilemmas of High Economic Growth (L Zhao); Growth and Widening Inequalities (H Lai & S S Teng); Reforming Hukou to Protect Migrant Labour (L Zhao); China's Emerging Middle-Class (H Yan); China's Relations with Major Powers and Its Neighbours: China and US: A Pivotal Relationship Amidst Great Uncertainties (F Wang); Managing Difficult Relations with Japan (Y Zheng & S K Tok); China and South Korea's Dealings with North Korea (J W Joo); China's Growing Influence in Africa (Z Wang & T S Lim); and other papers.
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