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The Rise of the Dragon: Inward and Outward Investment in China in the Reform Period 1978-2007
     

The Rise of the Dragon: Inward and Outward Investment in China in the Reform Period 1978-2007

by Kerry Brown
 
Summary

Aimed at the increasing number of people either engaged in trade with China, understanding China as an economy, or working with or about China in projects in the commercial, academic, cultural and political arenas, this book offers an accessible history of China as a trading entity, an overview of the key statistics in China's economic development, with

Overview

Summary

Aimed at the increasing number of people either engaged in trade with China, understanding China as an economy, or working with or about China in projects in the commercial, academic, cultural and political arenas, this book offers an accessible history of China as a trading entity, an overview of the key statistics in China's economic development, with succinct interpretation, over the last 30 years since the Chinese economy started its great reformation, and then focuses on China as a destination for inward investment, and as an outward investor, something that has only been happening in the last few years and is historically unprecedented. It will do this through looking at key case studies, in the UK, US, Japan, EU, and Africa, and analysing how trade with China has impacted on these separate areas, and what the next five to ten years might offer.

Key Features

Is written by someone with the unique experience of working as a commercial officer for the British Embassy in China, drawing on extensive personal knowledge of investment in China over the last decade, and now dealing with Chinese companies as investor in the UK and elsewhere.
Comes from an academically rigorous perspective (the author is also an associate fellow at Chatham House, one of the world's leading think tanks) but is practically orientated, bringing the major issues down to the scale where their impact is visible and quantifiable.

The Author

Dr Brown was educated at Cambridge, London, and Leeds Universities. His first book was a study of the Cultural Revolution in Inner Mongolia, China. His second was a series of essays about the impact of China's transition and rise on the West in the 21st century. He worked for the FCO for ten years, dealing largely with China and Asia, both in London, and China. He has visited every single province and autonomous region in China, and speaks Chinese fluently. He is Director of Strategic China Ltd, the only UK company helping the Chinese non state sector come to the UK, an Associate Fellow on the Asia Programme at Chatham House, an associate at the China Policy Centre Nottingham, a committee member of the British Association of Chinese Studies, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has commented on China in the Far Eastern Economic Review, International Affairs, The World Today, The Liberal, FT China online, and other specialist journals. He has also commented on China on Bloomberg, BBC, CNBC, The Guardian, The Times, and others.

Readership

People engaged in business with China; policy makers engaged in issues that relate to trade with China; students of China's economy, and the global economy; readers with a general interest in the impact of China on our lives.

Contents

A history of inward and outward investment in China
Statistics
China as a destination for foreign and direct investment
China as an outward investor
Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843344810
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
01/31/2008
Series:
Chandos Asian Studies Series , #13
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
0.51(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Meet the Author

Dr Kerry Brown was educated at Cambridge, London, and Leeds Universities. His first book was a study of the Cultural Revolution in Inner Mongolia, China. His second was a series of essays about the impact of China’s transition and rise on the West in the 21st century. He worked for the FCO for ten years, dealing largely with China and Asia, both in London, and China. He has visited every single province and autonomous region in China, and speaks Chinese fluently. He is Director of Strategic China Ltd, the only UK company helping the Chinese non state sector come to the UK, an Associate Fellow on the Asia Programme at Chatham House, an associate at the China Policy Centre Nottingham, a committee member of the British Association of Chinese Studies, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has commented on China in the Far Eastern Economic Review, International Affairs, The World Today, The Liberal, FT China online, and other specialist journals. He has also commented on China on Bloomberg, BBC, CNBC, The Guardian, The Times, and others.

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