"Fascinating, shrewd . . . The book deftly traces the rhythms and patterns of Chinese history." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times In this sweeping and insightful history, Henry Kissinger turns for the first time at book length to a country he has known intimately for decades and whose modern relations with the West he helped shape. On China illuminates the inner workings of Chinese diplomacy during such pivotal events as the initial encounters between China and tight line modern European powers, the formation and breakdown of the Sino-Soviet alliance, the Korean War, and Richard Nixon’s historic trip to Beijing. With a new final chapter on the emerging superpower’s twenty-first-century role in global politics and economics, On China provides historical perspective on Chinese foreign affairs from one of the premier statesmen of our time.
The first part of the book is entitled 'Family, Transition and Ageing' and addresses rapid social and economic changes in China through a kaleidoscope of differential perspectives that focus on how family continues to be an important reference point for the past, present and future institution in the care of older people. The second part of the book focuses on the tangible social forces associated with managing old age: 'Welfare, Consumption and Ageing'. This section is important in locating the structures and agents of power that are relevant to maintaining trust and social relations between older people, the Chinese State and its dualism of state welfare and consumption of welfare.
China's involvement in Africa has provoked much debate and discussion. Is China just the latest in a line of exploiters of Africa's rich natural resources who put their own economic interests above humanitarian, environmental or human rights concerns?
As China continues to implement its commitments agreed upon with membership into the World Trade Organization (WTO), the environment for multinational corporations is changing rapidly. This book examines some of the changes WTO accession is bringing to the market environment and different sectors of the economy, and the resulting challenges and opportunities for companies doing business in China. The book draws on extensive field research with Chinese corporate executives, government officials, and representatives of nongovernmental organizations. Based on the findings from these interviews, the authors provide insights and strategies for companies seeking to establish a sustainable competitive advantage in the country's evolving marketplace.
China's Furniture Market Overview *In-depth analysis on entry barrier / suggestion of China furniture market; *Analysis on the characteristics of Chinese consumer and their preference; *Import / export analysis based on 5 years trade data in detail, source countries / destination; *Market trends and increasing potential prediction; *Analysis on industry policy / law / regulation; *Visual images for easily understanding sales channel in China and import procedures; *Distribution map and top ten players case study to describe the market competition; *Details of China's sanitary and quarantine inspection for importing furniture products; ...estimated that the annual demand in China furniture market in 2010 will be up to RMB 300 billion. Excellent prospect will be offered for manufacturers...China had maintained the gross import of furniture growing sharply in succession for four years... gross import was up to about USD 780 million, a growth of about 17% over last year...
This handbook highlights the important commitments that China has made to the international community and analyzes the potential impact of such commitments on China. Part I of the book outlines China's commitments to convert her economy from a centrally planned one to a free market one as far as cross-border movement of goods, services and personnel is concerned. It reproduces China's commitments in a tabular format to facilitate reading, and is supplemented with brief references to WTO regulations where appropriate so that readers get to know how China's commitments relate to WTO obligations. Part II examines the impacts of China's WTO membership as a whole and on her specific economic sectors. Part III consists of tables and figures selected from a report compiled by the US General Accounting Office, presenting some of the Office's analysis and findings of China's commitments on WTO accession. Appendix 1 lists all the legal instruments pertaining to China's accession to the WTO.
Chinese Stocks, American Stock Markets, and the Wagers on a New Dynamic in Global Capitalism
Author: Robert W. Koepp
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
The promise and perils of Chinese stocks in American stockmarkets Betting on China takes readers on an illuminating journeyinto the often confusing and poorly understood world of Chinesestock issuances in America. With insightful qualitative andquantitative analysis, it looks at the phenomenon of equity andcapital exchanged between the world's two largest economies and theimplications for global finance. Written in an accessible narrativestyle and amply supported by hard data, the book examines thecontext and underpinnings of the Sino-American equity relationship,revealing its core dynamics through real-world case studies thatrange from the precedent-setting blockbuster IPO of China Mobile tothe near breakdown of the U.S.-China equity exchange mechanismbrought about by short seller attacks on Chinese conceptstocks. Combining an insider's eye with an outsider's objectivity,American born author and Beijing-based consultant Robert Koeppexplores the reasons and the means by which China, America, and theglobal economy reap enormous gains from the process of Chinesecompanies issuing equity shares on U.S. stock markets. Betting onChina exposes the complexities and nuances of a vital butunderappreciated pillar of modern international finance and offersa window into China's role as a dominant but still modernizingeconomic superpower. Analyzes on a macro- and microscale the forces that moveChinese companies to raise capital on NASDAQ and the New York StockExchange and what this means for the world at large Explores the real stories behind why and how China-basedenterprises develop as public companies listed in the UnitedStates—and why government regulations need to work in supportof and not against this force of market nature Shows that the "betting" on China that occurs through the U.S.equity market exchanges is critical for getting an accurate pictureof China's position and prospects in our interactively connectedglobal economy Detailed but accessible, Betting on China is essentialreading for global finance professionals, policymakers andregulators, students of finance, people doing business in China,and anyone curious about China's place in—and impacton—the global economy today and in the years to come.