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China Policy Series

Series Editor: Zheng Yongnian

With the rise of China and its impact on the world, interest in China has increased drastically in recent years. This series focuses on policy-oriented research and scholarly works with policy implications, on all aspects of contemporary Chinese economy, politics, society, environment, journalism and cultures. It also covers China’s foreign relations with major international organizations such as the United Nations, World Trade Organization, and World Bank, and major powers such as the United States, European Union (and its member states), Japan and others.

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21-30 of 37 results in China Policy Series
  1. Zhao Ziyang and China's Political Future

    Edited by Guoguang Wu, Helen Lansdowne

    Series: China Policy Series

    What legacies have previous reformers like Zhao Ziyang left to today’s China? Does China have feasible political alternatives to today’s repressive ‘market Leninism’ and corrupt ‘state capitalism’? Does Zhao’s legacy indicate an alternative to the past and for the future? For those who are...

    Published May 15th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Power and Sustainability of the Chinese State

    Edited by Keun Lee, Joon-Han Kim, Wing Thye Woo

    Series: China Policy Series

    Since the start of the 21st century China has risen to the status of an important world power. This book examines Chinese power, focusing in particular, although not exclusively, on its economic capabilities, and considering how this is likely to develop in the future. It provides a detailed...

    Published May 15th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Hainan - State, Society, and Business in a Chinese Province

    By Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard

    Series: China Policy Series

    This book examines the complex relationship between the state, society and business in China, focusing on the experience of the island province of Hainan. This island, for many years a provincial backwater, was given provincial rank in 1988 and became the testing ground for experiments of an...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  4. China's Information and Communications Technology Revolution

    Social changes and state responses

    Edited by Xiaoling Zhang, Yongnian Zheng

    Series: China Policy Series

    In recent years, China has experienced a revolution in information and communications technology (ICT), in 2003 surpassing the USA as the world’s largest telephone market, and as of February 2008, the number of Chinese Internet users has become the largest in the world. At the same time, China...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  5. China's Trade Unions - How Autonomous Are They?

    A Survey of 1811 Enterprise Union Chairpersons

    By Masaharu Hishida, Kazuko Kojima, Tomoaki Ishii, Jian Qiao

    Series: China Policy Series

    This book examines the status of trade unions in contemporary China, exploring the degree to which trade unions have been reformed as China is increasingly integrated into the global economy, and discussing the key question of how autonomous China’s trade unions are. Based on an extensive,...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  6. China and International Relations

    The Chinese View and the Contribution of Wang Gungwu

    Edited by Zheng Yongnian

    Series: China Policy Series

    Despite Beijing’s repeated assurance that China’s rise will be "peaceful", the United States, Japan and the European Union as well as many of China's Asian neighbours feel uneasy about the rise of China. Although China’s rise could be seen as inevitable, it remains uncertain as to how a politically...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  7. China's Rise in the World ICT Industry

    Industrial Strategies and the Catch-Up Development Model

    By Lutao Ning

    Series: China Policy Series

    One of the most striking phenomena of China’s remarkable economic growth is that its huge volume of exports are becoming high-tech. China is now the world's largest Information and Communication Technology (ICT) exporter, having overtaken Japan and the European Union in 2003 and the United States...

    Published March 29th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The Challenge of Labour in China

    Strikes and the Changing Labour Regime in Global Factories

    By Chris King-chi Chan

    Series: China Policy Series

    China’s economic success has been founded partly on relatively cheap labour, especially in the export industries. In recent years, however, there has been growing concern about wages and labour standards in China. This book examines how wages are bargained, fought over and determined in China, by...

    Published March 29th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Non-Governmental Organisations in China

    By Yiyi Lu

    Series: China Policy Series

    As Chinese society becomes more open, and hopes rise that control by the Communist Party may become more relaxed, a great deal is expected from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the formation of civil society. This book, based on extensive original research including detailed interview...

    Published February 27th 2012 by Routledge

  10. China's Crisis Management

    Edited by Jae Ho Chung

    Series: China Policy Series

    The continuation of China’s successful rise depends considerably on the capacity of the Chinese government to prevent and manage a wide range of potential and actual crises, which could, if mishandled, have serious adverse consequences for China. These potential crises are both domestic - where the...

    Published October 17th 2011 by Routledge