Road Map of China's Rise
By Angang Hu
Routledge – 2014 – 512 pages
The growth of China’s economy in recent years has been extraordinary, and there has been a corresponding rise in China’s status in the world, and in China’s international political position. Angang Hu is one of the leading thinkers in China on how China’s strategy for growth should develop going forward, and his views on this provide important clues as to how the Chinese leadership is thinking and how policy and strategy will progress. In this book, translated from Chinese, Angang Hu surveys the factors which have contributed to China’s rise so far, and assesses China’s strengths and weaknesses in the key areas which will affect China’s rise going forward. The book is particularly interesting in that it takes a long term view of China’s economic development over several centuries, makes insightful comparisons with the rise (and fall) of other world powers including Britain, Germany, Japan and the United States, and assesses just how far any leading world power can dominate the world economy and world politics.
Introduction Part 1: Background of China’s Rising 1. Quantitative Assessment of China’s Power of Economic and Science & technology (1980~2005) 2. Quantitative Assessment of China’s Power in Science and Technology (1980~2004) 3. Five Major Scale Effects of China’s Rise 4. How Does China Narrow Its Relative Gap in GDP with the United States Part 2: China and World 5. China's Long-term Growth Prospects and How Its Rising Affects the Asian and Global Economy 6. Sino-US and Sino-Japanese Relations In the Process of Economic Integration 7. Tentative Evaluation of China’s Accession to WTO: Impact on World Trade Growth Pattern (2000-2005) 8. The Rise of China and Opening Up: From a World Class Big Opening Power to a World Class Strong Opening Power 9. China’s Competitiveness: Present and Future Part 3: Economic Growth and Social Development 10. On Sustainability of China’s Economic Growth 11. Evolution of Regional Pattern and Disparities of China’s Human Development (1982-2003) 12. Develop Human Resources to Cope with Aging Society 13. Poverty of Knowledge: New Poverty in the New Century 14. The Emergence of Informal Sector and the Development of Informal Economy in China’s Transition: A Historical Perspective 15. China’s 11th Five-Year Program: Strategies and Implication Part 4: Industry and Development 16. China’s Catching-Up in Media Penetration Level 17. Trajectory of China’s Iron and Steel Industry
Angang Hu is Professor in the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University and Head of the Center for China Studies at Tsinghua University and the China Academy of Sciences