This book offers a series of original arguments on the relationships that Western interest groups have with the Chinese state. It details their lobbying strategies and the leverage it gives them in policy-making in China's political system. Analysis is provided in a comparative context. The author offers inside knowledge on Western business and analyses the nature of business-government relations on domestic Chinese innovation policies. Identifying and analysing the conceptual difference between Chinese and Western actors in their relationship to the state, this book demonstrates how China's existing mechanisms for monitoring activities of Chinese interest groups are ill-suited to exerting a similar degree of control over Western actors.
About the Author
Stefanie Weil is Assistant Professor of International Politics and Business and Associate Dean at Vesalius College, Free University of Brussels, Belgium. She is also Academic Director of the China Europe Business Master at Antwerp Management School, Belgium. Weil is currently engaged in research projects on China China’s transnational advocacy strategy and the power of Western business in China.
What People are Saying About This
“A meticulous and detailed study of an important but understudied arealobbying for influence within the People's Republic of China. This book sets out how lobbying is possible even in a one-party system, how different actors engage with the state to further their own interests, and what differentiates foreign and local actors. Beijing has been called the ‘lobbying capital of the world’but one with definite ‘Chinese’ characteristics.” (Kerry Brown, Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute, King's College London, UK)