Internationalizing China: Domestic Interests and Global Linkages

Internationalizing China: Domestic Interests and Global Linkages

by David Zweig


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China began opening to the outside world in 1978. This process was designed to remain under the state's control. But the relative value of goods and services inside and outside China drove cities, enterprises, local governments, andindividuals with comparative advantage in international transactions to seek global linkages. These contacts, David Zweig asserts, led to the deregulation of China's mercantilist regime. Through extensive field research, Zweig surveys the extraordinary changes in four sectors of China's domestic political economy: the establishment of developmentzones, rural joint ventures, the struggle over foreign aid and higher education. He also addresses the crucial question of whether, on balance, internationalization weakens or strengthens state power.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801439674
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 07/01/2002
Series: Cornell Studies in Political Economy Series
Pages: 291
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

About the Author

David Zweig is Professor and Director of the Center on China's Transnational Relations at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Among his three previous books are Freeing China's Farmers: Rural Restructuring in the Reform Era and Agrarian Radicalism in China, 1968-1981.

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