China's Entrepreneurial Army

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This book examines the rise and fall of the Chinese military business complex between the early 1980s and late 1990s. Cheung analyzes the commercial success of this economic powerhouse, its impact on civil-military relations, and the broader benefits and drawbacks of the military's participation on money-making activities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199246908
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Series: Studies on Contemporary China Series
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Tai Ming Cheung works as a consultant in the Tokyo office of PricewaterhouseCoopers Investigations Asia Ltd., helping companies manage their risk in doing business in Asia. He has previously worked as a journalist at the Far Eastern Economic Review and as an analyst for a stock brokerage in Hong Kong. He has written extensively for newspapers, media organizations, and scholarly journals.

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Table of Contents

1. The Historical Roots of the Military Business Complex from Imperial Times to the Communist Era
2. The Birth, Rise and Restructuring of the Military Business Complex, 1985 to 1998
3. The Structure of the Military Business Complex and its Key Corporations
4. The Military Business Complex's Corporate and Personal Connections
5. From Airlines to Telecommunications: The Wide Ranging Nature of the PLA's Business Activities
6. The Military Business Complex in the Regions and Overseas
7. The Rewards of Military Commercialism
8. The Drawbacks
9. Sibling Rivalries: The Relationship Between the Military Business Complex and the Defence Industrial Complex
10. The PLA's Divestiture From Business, 1998 to 1999
11. The Impact and Legacy of the Chinese Military Business Complex and the Participation of Other Armies in Commerce

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