China Under Hu Jintao: Opportunities, Dangersnd Dilemmas

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The fourth generation of leaders of the People's Republic of China, while benefiting from the prestige of China's entry into the World Trade Organization and the honor of hosting the 2008 Olympic Games, also needs to contemplate the sobering side-effects of a rapid and internationally-interdependent economy and a troubled and only partly reformed political system.

This important book approaches the study of the PRC under Hu Jintao in a two-fold manner: by examining the new political parameters within which the party-state functions and by analyzing the prominent issues — at home and abroad — that are commanding the attention of China's new leaders. The book tackles a comprehensive range of topics, including elites, institutions and state-society relations, politics and the political implications of economic change, domestic politics and foreign relations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812563477
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/24/2005
  • Series: Series on Contemporary China
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

China under Hu Jintao : introduction 1
1 Political succession : changing guards and changing rules 27
2 Is the Chinese state apparatus being revamped? 47
3 Who does the party represent? : from "three revolutionary classes" to "three represents" 75
4 Jiang Zemin's successors and China's growing rich-poor gap 97
5 Information technology in China : a double-edged sword 135
6 The future of SOEs : from shortage economics to "Enron-omics"? 165
7 The evolution of elections in China 185
8 What does Buyun Township mean in the context of China's political reform? 199
9 China and the WTO : evolving agendas of economic openness, domestic reform, and international status, and challenges of the post-accession era 229
10 China's accession into the WTO and China's financial markets 293
11 China-ASEAN relations : the significance of an ASEAN-China free trade area 311
12 New leadership team, new approaches toward Taiwan? 349
13 China's relations with the United States and Japan : status and outlook 373
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