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This is China

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This is China - Haiwang Yuan Summary

This Is China contains, in brief, everything we need to know about 5,000 years of history, 30 years of "opening," and a future that promises to shape the 21st century for all of us. Drawn from the vast resources of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, this concise 120-page book is recommended for classroom use, curriculum development, and student review.

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This is China - Harold Burgoyne Rattenbury Summary

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This Is China - Kerry Brown Summary

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This is China - Francis Harper Summary

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This Is China - Ruth N. Stevenson Summary

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But... This is China!

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But... This is China! - May BanFa Summary

This is China, usually accompanied by a big sigh of frustration, is the phrase used by many foreigners to explain the random, hilarious and sometimes anger inducing reality of living here. It's also the phrase that can help calm frayed nerves and put everything into perspective. But... This is China is also the most common response you'll get from Chinese friends and colleagues when you push for an explanation about something that, no matter how hard you try, you will never understand because you're looking at it through a foreigner's eyes. This book is written from the perspective of one foreigner who acknowledged the crazy China moments, who sometimes adapted, was often confused and frustrated, yet still managed to fall in love with the people and culture. With a dose of reality and some practical advice, you'll find that you can survive similar challenges as well! Because, remember But... This is China and anything can happen!

This Is China: A Guidebook for Teachers, Backpackers and Other Lunatics

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This Is China: A Guidebook for Teachers, Backpackers and Other Lunatics - Megan Eaves Summary

'This Is China' is the expert guide for anyone thinking about becoming a foreign teacher in China. This book gives you tailor-made advice on what to do before you go ' where to find a job, how to get a Z visa and not an L visa, and how to pare down your luggage without losing the essentials. 'TIC' shows you how to navigate daily life in China, with tips on deciphering travel tickets and menus, and advice on using phones, computers and the postal system. Want to avoid finding a basket of chickens on your train seat, don't know the difference between mianzi and kuaizi or confused by any of the oddities of life in China? This book is for you. The Laowai Dictionary gives you word and language tips to match every chapter, and real-life phrases you won't find in any other book. 'TIC' also gives independent advice on China's must-see places and less-traveled spots. This is your essential guide to transforming from a China newbie into a groovy laowai laoshi, a true foreign expert in the Middle Kingdom.

Is China Capitalist?

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Is China Capitalist? - N.A Summary

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Is China Buying the World?

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Is China Buying the World? - Peter Nolan Summary

China has become the world's second biggest economy and its largest exporter. It possesses the world's largest foreign exchange reserves and has 29 companies in the FT 500 list of the world's largest companies. ‘China's Rise' preoccupies the global media, which regularly carry articles suggesting that it is using its financial resources to ‘buy the world'. Is there any truth to this idea? Or is this just scaremongering by Western commentators who have little interest in a balanced presentation of China's role in the global political economy? In this short book Peter Nolan - one of the leading international experts on China and the global economy - probes behind the media rhetoric and shows that the idea that China is buying the world is a myth. Since the 1970s the global business revolution has resulted in an unprecedented degree of industrial concentration. Giant firms from high income countries with leading technologies and brands have greatly increased their investments in developing countries, with China at the forefront. Multinational companies account for over two-thirds of China's high technology output and over ninety percent of its high technology exports. Global firms are deep inside the Chinese business system and are pressing China hard to be permitted to increase their presence without restraints. By contrast, Chinese firms have a negligible presence in the high-income countries - in other words, we are ‘inside them' but they are not yet ‘inside us'. China's 70-odd ‘national champion' firms are protected by the government through state ownership and other support measures. They are in industries such as banking, metals, mining, oil, power, construction, transport, and telecommunications, which tend to make use of high technology products rather than produce these products themselves. Their growth has been based on the rapidly growing home market. China has been unsuccessful so far in its efforts to nurture a group of globally competitive firms with leading global technologies and brands. Whether it will be successful in the future is an open question. This balanced analysis replaces rhetoric with evidence and argument. It provides a much-needed perspective on current debates about China's growing power and it will contribute to a constructive dialogue between China and the West.

What is China?

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What is China? - Zhaoguang Ge Summary

Chinese natives rarely attempt to explain their country to outsiders; everything they know is China, and everyone they know is Chinese. China is so all-absorbing that the idea of helping foreigners understand its customs, traditions, and history seems pointless. In this book, Ge Zhaoguang has undertaken the task of explaining China to foreigners. He examines the historical and cultural background of China's emergence as a major world power from a Chinese perspective. Ge argues that the meanings of China and Chinese culture regularly change and avoid a single definition, and that honest discussion of these different meanings and how they arose give us a better route to understanding both historical and contemporary China. He puts forward his solution as an alternative to what he sees as writings that are too eager to deconstruct and perhaps dismiss the idea of China as a historical entity altogether. By offering a general scholarly overview of China, Ge's book begins to overcome the disjunction between American knowledge about China and Chinese understanding of the country.--

This is China Today

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This is China Today - Norman A. Endicott Summary

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Is China Over-Investing and Does it Matter?

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Is China Over-Investing and Does it Matter? - Mr. Il Houng Lee,Mr. Murtaza H. Syed,Mr. Liu Xueyan Summary

Now close to 50 percent of GDP, this paper assesses the appropriateness of China’s current investment levels. It finds that China’s capital-to-output ratio is within the range of other emerging markets, but its economic growth rates stand out, partly due to a surge in investment over the last decade. Moreover, its investment is significantly higher than suggested by cross-country panel estimation. This deviation has been accumulating over the last decade, and at nearly 10 percent of GDP is now larger and more persistent than experienced by other Asian economies leading up to the Asian crisis. However, because its investment is predominantly financed by domestic savings, a crisis appears unlikely when assessed against dependency on external funding. But this does not mean that the cost is absent. Rather, it is distributed to other sectors of the economy through a hidden transfer of resources, estimated at an average of 4 percent of GDP per year.

Is China Ready to Challenge the Dollar?

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Is China Ready to Challenge the Dollar? - Melissa Murphy,Wen Jin Yuan Summary

Amid the fallout from the global financial crisis, much has been written about whether the United States can continue as the world's predominant economic power and whether the emerging BRIC economies, particularly China, are poised to challenge the current financial and economic architecture. In recent months, speculation has focused on the future of the U.S. dollar, largely due to comments by senior Chinese officials that have led some observers to conclude that the renminbi is set to usurp the dollar's place as the world's reserve currency.Although such headlines make thrilling copy, Melissa Murphy and Wen Jin Yuan argue that it would be a mistake to conclude that China is ready to ditch the dollar anytime soon, let alone seek to replace the dollar with the renminbi as a reserve currency. Beijing has accumulated around 1.4 trillion in U.S. dollar reserves and is keen to avoid any precipitous decline in the dollar's value--which would in turn devalue its own holdings. But, while China is still a long way from challenging the dollar's global reserve currency status, as the largest holder of U.S. debt, Beijing is undoubtedly nervous about the prospect of a weaker dollar and is taking steps to diversify its reserves, as well as to internationalize the renminbi. There also seems little doubt that in the next decade China will emerge as a major player in the international financial system. Given the strategic geopolitical and economic implications of these developments, this report attempts to provide a clearer understanding of what is motivating Beijing's current moves, where its policy is likely headed, and the implications for the United States.

Is China an Empire?

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Is China an Empire? - Han Shih Toh Summary

With the rapid increase in China's overseas investment and trade, China's global economic clout is increasing by the day. Does China's global economic reach make it an empire in the 21st century? What sort of impact will China's trade and investment have on its global counterparts? Chinese investment projects around the world, from railways in Africa and dams in Latin America to the acquisition of landmark buildings in the US, look to alter global patterns of influence and power. How would other countries react to China's rising international influence? The US government and many Americans deny their country is an empire, although the US status as the leading superpower makes it an empire in all but name. How will China coexist with the US, which has arguably been an imperialist power since the end of World War II? How will the incumbent neo-imperialist power, the US, deal with an emergent China? With its acute analysis of Sino–US relations, the book will interest readers who wish to understand the impact of China on various countries, its place on the world stage as well as the geopolitical implications for all in the 21st century.

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What Is China? - Ge Zhaoguang Summary

Ge Zhaoguang addresses sensitive questions of identity that shape the politics of the world's most populous country. This insider's account teases out nuances of China's encounter with the contemporary world, using its past to explain its present and to provide insight into paths the nation might follow as the current century unfolds.

Is China Playing by the Rules?

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Is China Playing by the Rules? - Etats-Unis. Congressional-executive commission on China,United States,United States. Congressional-Executive Commission on China Summary

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The Anti-Secession Law and the Use of Threat - Is China`s policy towards Taiwan a violation of Art 2 (4) UN Charter?

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The Anti-Secession Law and the Use of Threat - Is China`s policy towards Taiwan a violation of Art 2 (4) UN Charter? - Barbara Seelos Summary

Inhaltsangabe:Introduction: An individual should not have too much freedom. A nation should have absolute freedom . Dr. Sun Yat-Sen. The Cross-Strait Conflict concerning Mainland China and Taiwan continues to exist now for more than 50 years. The Civil War (1946-1949) divided the Chinese Nation into two parts: the People s Republic of China (PRC) on Mainland China and the Republic of China (R.O.C.) on Taiwan. Since 1949 conflicts between the two lead to several military confrontations. During the Cold War Era both sides claimed to be the formal representative of whole China. Finally in 1991 Taiwan declared its effective control over the region of Taiwan and its recognition of the legal sovereignty of Beijing on the mainland. The question of Taiwan s security and status keeps the struggle between the two alive. While China holds on to the one-China principle which defines Taiwan as an integral part of China, Taiwan sees itself as a sovereign entity. Even today Mainland China refuses to abandon the use of force and threat of force to attain its goal of reunification. Over the past decade Mainland China invested heavily in its military. Additionally in 2005 the Chinese National People s Congress passed the controversial Anti-Secession law (ASL), which authorizes the military to use force against Taiwan. A recent Pentagon report states that there is much uncertainty surrounding China s future course, in particular with regard to its expanding and implementing military power. Further the report notes that China s near-term focus on preparing for contingencies in the Taiwan Strait, including the possibility of U.S. intervention, is an important driver of modernization . The main objective of this thesis is to find out if the Anti-Secession law and the threat impose a breach of the non-violation principle of the UN-Charta. Some scholars have clearly stated that any threat or use of force would violate International Law. But the international law jurists and the UN itself have refrained from commenting on the issue. In fact when the PRC announced the passing of the concerned law in 2005 no one came out and voiced their opinion. The cross-strait relation and the ASL are well discussed in international policy. The EU for example had decided to revoke the arms embargo against China but failed to do so after the enactment. The ASL has caused more anxiety and uncertainty among the people of Taiwan and has created an even more unstable cross-strait [...]

Is China Unstable?

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Is China Unstable? - David L. Shambaugh Summary

Focuses on the potential for instability in China from political, economic, and historical perspectives. The book considers elite (national) and local politics, micro- and macro-economics, urban and rural conditions, attitudes among intellectuals, and minority areas. The high profile contributors include Thomas Bernstein, Pieter Bottelier, Bruce Dickson, June Dryer, Merle Goldman, Steven Jackson, Nicholas Lardy, H. Lyman Miller, David Shambaugh, and Dorothy Solinger.

Does China Matter?

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Does China Matter? - Research Professor of International Studies Centre for the Study of Democracy Barry Buzan,Gerald Segal,Barry Buzan,Rosemary Foot,Professor of International Relations and John Swire Senior Research Fellow in International Relations Rosemary Foot Summary

This new book develops the key work of Gerry Segal to look at China in the context of the world economy, the Asian economy, as a global military power, as a regional military power, within world and Asian politics and within the contemporary world and Asian culture.

Is China an Imperialist Country?

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Is China an Imperialist Country? - N. B. Turner Summary

Whether or not China is now a capitalist-imperialist country is an issue on which there is some considerable disagreement, even within the revolutionary left. This book brings together theoretical, definitional and logical considerations, as well as the extensive empirical evidence which is now available, to demonstrate that China has indeed definitely become a capitalist-imperialist country. Indeed, the issue is raised of whether the current world imperialist system is in fact in the early stages of bifurcating into two competing imperialist blocs, one led by the United States and the other led by China. Is China an Imperialist Country? contains extensive data on: the size and nature of the present Chinese capitalist economy; the massive and rapidly growing export of capital from China, to Africa and around the world; the very rapid expansion of the Chinese military for the purpose of 'protecting' China's foreign investment; and the dangerous and growing contention between China and other imperialist powers, especially the United States. This data is analyzed and interpreted in a Maoist framework, in order to decipher some of the implications of the past hundred years of Chinese--and world--history, for those who seek the overthrow and end to capitalism and imperialism in all its forms.

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