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This Is China

This Is China [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1449737064
Publisher: WestBow Press
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This Is China by Book Resume:

“This is China” ....a familiar expression among expatriates in Shenzhen. These words are the only way for many to excuse unseemly sights, smells, and experiences. Rather than seeking an explanation for much of what is witnessed, people utter: “T.I.C.” (This is China). Somehow, this simple acronym excuses whatever is seen, smelled, tasted, and encountered. Frustration dissolves, and life continues with a smirk (Excuse me. I meant, “with a ‘smile’.”). The following stories are tangible, real experiences that have happened to us, our friends, and citizens of China. If seeking a book that details tourist attractions and luxury accommodations, there are others on the shelf from which to choose. If seeking the alleyways and remote streets of China, a culture truly unknown to most of the world, this book will bring more than reality to your fingertips. It will bring thought-provoking images and pose questions that inspire personal, soul-searching responses.

Is China an Empire?

Is China an Empire? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9814667447
Author: Han Shih Toh
Publisher: World Scientific
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Is China an Empire? by Han Shih Toh Book Resume:

With the rapid increase in China's overseas investment and trade, China's global economic clout is increasing by the day. Does China's global economic reach make it an empire in the 21st century? What sort of impact will China's trade and investment have on its global counterparts? Chinese investment projects around the world, from railways in Africa and dams in Latin America to the acquisition of landmark buildings in the US, look to alter global patterns of influence and power. How would other countries react to China's rising international influence? The US government and many Americans deny their country is an empire, although the US status as the leading superpower makes it an empire in all but name. How will China coexist with the US, which has arguably been an imperialist power since the end of World War II? How will the incumbent neo-imperialist power, the US, deal with an emergent China? With its acute analysis of Sino–US relations, the book will interest readers who wish to understand the impact of China on various countries, its place on the world stage as well as the geopolitical implications for all in the 21st century.

China Coup

China Coup [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0520380983
Author: Roger Garside
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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China Coup by Roger Garside Book Resume:

An expert’s take on how a coup in China could launch a transition to democracy. This short book predicts—contrary to the prevailing consensus—that China’s leader Xi Jinping will very soon be removed from office in a coup d’état mounted by rivals in the top leadership. The leaders of the coup will then end China’s one-party dictatorship and launch a transition to democracy and the rule of law. Long-time diplomat and development banker author Roger Garside draws on his deep knowledge of Chinese politics and economics first to develop a detailed scenario of how these events may unfold, and then—in the main body of the book—to explain why. His gripping, persuasive account of how Chinese leaders plot and plan away from the public eye is unique in published literature. Garside argues that under Xi’s overconfident leadership, China is on a collision course with an America that is newly awakened out of complacency. As Xi’s rivals look abroad, they are alarmed that he is blind to the reactions that China’s actions have provoked from the world’s strongest power and its allies. In domestic affairs, Xi’s rivals recognize that economic and social change without political reform have created problems that require not just new leaders but a new system of government. Security abroad and stability at home demand a revolution to which Xi is implacably opposed. To save China—and themselves—from catastrophe, they must remove him and end the dictatorship he is determined to defend. But their will and capacity to do so depend crucially on how liberal democracies act. Garside’s scenario shows America leading its allies in creating the conditions in which Xi’s rivals move against him.

Is China Buying the World?

Is China Buying the World? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0745660940
Author: Peter Nolan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Is China Buying the World? by Peter Nolan Book Resume:

China has become the world's second biggest economy and its largest exporter. It possesses the world's largest foreign exchange reserves and has 29 companies in the FT 500 list of the world's largest companies. ‘China's Rise' preoccupies the global media, which regularly carry articles suggesting that it is using its financial resources to ‘buy the world'. Is there any truth to this idea? Or is this just scaremongering by Western commentators who have little interest in a balanced presentation of China's role in the global political economy? In this short book Peter Nolan - one of the leading international experts on China and the global economy - probes behind the media rhetoric and shows that the idea that China is buying the world is a myth. Since the 1970s the global business revolution has resulted in an unprecedented degree of industrial concentration. Giant firms from high income countries with leading technologies and brands have greatly increased their investments in developing countries, with China at the forefront. Multinational companies account for over two-thirds of China's high technology output and over ninety percent of its high technology exports. Global firms are deep inside the Chinese business system and are pressing China hard to be permitted to increase their presence without restraints. By contrast, Chinese firms have a negligible presence in the high-income countries - in other words, we are ‘inside them' but they are not yet ‘inside us'. China's 70-odd ‘national champion' firms are protected by the government through state ownership and other support measures. They are in industries such as banking, metals, mining, oil, power, construction, transport, and telecommunications, which tend to make use of high technology products rather than produce these products themselves. Their growth has been based on the rapidly growing home market. China has been unsuccessful so far in its efforts to nurture a group of globally competitive firms with leading global technologies and brands. Whether it will be successful in the future is an open question. This balanced analysis replaces rhetoric with evidence and argument. It provides a much-needed perspective on current debates about China's growing power and it will contribute to a constructive dialogue between China and the West.

This Is Not a T-Shirt

This Is Not a T-Shirt [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0374718350
Author: Bobby Hundreds
Publisher: MCD
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This Is Not a T-Shirt by Bobby Hundreds Book Resume:

The story of The Hundreds and the precepts that made it an iconic streetwear brand by Bobby Hundreds himself Streetwear occupies that rarefied space where genuine "cool" coexists with big business; where a star designer might work concurrently with Nike, a tattoo artist, Louis Vuitton, and a skateboard company. It’s the ubiquitous style of dress comprising hoodies, sneakers, and T-shirts. In the beginning, a few brands defined this style; fewer still survived as streetwear went mainstream. They are the OGs, the “heritage brands.” The Hundreds is one of those persevering companies, and Bobby Hundreds is at the center of it all. The creative force behind the brand, Bobby Kim, a.k.a. Bobby Hundreds, has emerged as a prominent face and voice in streetwear. In telling the story of his formative years, he reminds us that The Hundreds was started by outsiders; and this is truly the story of streetwear culture. In This Is Not a T-Shirt, Bobby Hundreds cements his spot as a champion of an industry he helped create and tells the story of The Hundreds—with anecdotes ranging from his Southern California, punk-DIY-tinged youth to the brand’s explosive success. Both an inspiring memoir and an expert assessment of the history and future of streetwear, this is the tale of Bobby’s commitment to his creative vision and to building a real community.

The Anti-Secession Law and the Use of Threat - Is China`s policy towards Taiwan a violation of Art 2 (4) UN Charter?

The Anti-Secession Law and the Use of Threat - Is China`s policy towards Taiwan a violation of Art 2 (4) UN Charter? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 383664374X
Author: Barbara Seelos
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The Anti-Secession Law and the Use of Threat - Is China`s policy towards Taiwan a violation of Art 2 (4) UN Charter? by Barbara Seelos Book Resume:

Inhaltsangabe:Introduction: An individual should not have too much freedom. A nation should have absolute freedom . Dr. Sun Yat-Sen. The Cross-Strait Conflict concerning Mainland China and Taiwan continues to exist now for more than 50 years. The Civil War (1946-1949) divided the Chinese Nation into two parts: the People s Republic of China (PRC) on Mainland China and the Republic of China (R.O.C.) on Taiwan. Since 1949 conflicts between the two lead to several military confrontations. During the Cold War Era both sides claimed to be the formal representative of whole China. Finally in 1991 Taiwan declared its effective control over the region of Taiwan and its recognition of the legal sovereignty of Beijing on the mainland. The question of Taiwan s security and status keeps the struggle between the two alive. While China holds on to the one-China principle which defines Taiwan as an integral part of China, Taiwan sees itself as a sovereign entity. Even today Mainland China refuses to abandon the use of force and threat of force to attain its goal of reunification. Over the past decade Mainland China invested heavily in its military. Additionally in 2005 the Chinese National People s Congress passed the controversial Anti-Secession law (ASL), which authorizes the military to use force against Taiwan. A recent Pentagon report states that there is much uncertainty surrounding China s future course, in particular with regard to its expanding and implementing military power. Further the report notes that China s near-term focus on preparing for contingencies in the Taiwan Strait, including the possibility of U.S. intervention, is an important driver of modernization . The main objective of this thesis is to find out if the Anti-Secession law and the threat impose a breach of the non-violation principle of the UN-Charta. Some scholars have clearly stated that any threat or use of force would violate International Law. But the international law jurists and the UN itself have refrained from commenting on the issue. In fact when the PRC announced the passing of the concerned law in 2005 no one came out and voiced their opinion. The cross-strait relation and the ASL are well discussed in international policy. The EU for example had decided to revoke the arms embargo against China but failed to do so after the enactment. The ASL has caused more anxiety and uncertainty among the people of Taiwan and has created an even more unstable cross-strait [...]

This is Only the Start

This is Only the Start [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1783336536
Author: Mike Holden
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
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This is Only the Start by Mike Holden Book Resume:

When Chuck Denbury, an iconic pop star of the 1960's is brutally murdered, the police find it impossible to charge the perpetrators with anything more serious than Grevious Bodily Harm. His son, Kevin, a musician himself, is infuriated by this. However a shadowy organisation contacts him and tells him that they can help to avenge his father's death. He reluctantly agrees to their help but there is a cost. Kevin ventures into a world he never knew existed and where all the members take the names of famous film stars. He bites off far more than he can chew with devastating consequences not only to himself but to many others including his own girlfriend.

Learning from SARS

Learning from SARS [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780309182157
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Microbial Threats
Publisher: National Academies Press
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Learning from SARS by Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Microbial Threats Book Resume:

The emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in late 2002 and 2003 challenged the global public health community to confront a novel epidemic that spread rapidly from its origins in southern China until it had reached more than 25 other countries within a matter of months. In addition to the number of patients infected with the SARS virus, the disease had profound economic and political repercussions in many of the affected regions. Recent reports of isolated new SARS cases and a fear that the disease could reemerge and spread have put public health officials on high alert for any indications of possible new outbreaks. This report examines the response to SARS by public health systems in individual countries, the biology of the SARS coronavirus and related coronaviruses in animals, the economic and political fallout of the SARS epidemic, quarantine law and other public health measures that apply to combating infectious diseases, and the role of international organizations and scientific cooperation in halting the spread of SARS. The report provides an illuminating survey of findings from the epidemic, along with an assessment of what might be needed in order to contain any future outbreaks of SARS or other emerging infections.

And Yet It Is Heard

And Yet It Is Heard [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3034806752
Author: Tito M. Tonietti
Publisher: Springer
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And Yet It Is Heard by Tito M. Tonietti Book Resume:

We bring into full light some excerpts on musical subjects which were until now scattered throughout the most famous scientific texts. The main scientific and musical cultures outside of Europe are also taken into consideration. The first and most important property to underline in the scientific texts examined here is the language they are written in. This means that our multicultural history of the sciences necessarily also becomes a review of the various dominant languages used in the different historical contexts. In this volume, the history of the development of the sciences is told as it happened in real contexts, not in an alienated ideal world.

Is China Unstable?: Assessing the Factors

Is China Unstable?: Assessing the Factors [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1315291991
Author: David L. Shambaugh
Publisher: Routledge
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Is China Unstable?: Assessing the Factors by David L. Shambaugh Book Resume:

Focuses on the potential for instability in China from political, economic, and historical perspectives. The book considers elite (national) and local politics, micro- and macro-economics, urban and rural conditions, attitudes among intellectuals, and minority areas. The high profile contributors include Thomas Bernstein, Pieter Bottelier, Bruce Dickson, June Dryer, Merle Goldman, Steven Jackson, Nicholas Lardy, H. Lyman Miller, David Shambaugh, and Dorothy Solinger.

Will China's Rise Be Peaceful?

Will China's Rise Be Peaceful? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0190675411
Author: Asle Toje
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Will China's Rise Be Peaceful? by Asle Toje Book Resume:

The rise of China will undoubtedly be one of the great spectacles of the twenty-first century. More than a dramatic symbol of the redistribution of global wealth, the event has marked the end of the unipolar international system and the arrival of a new era in world politics. How the security, stability and legitimacy built upon foundations that were suddenly shifting, adapting to this new reality is the subject of Will China's Rise be Peaceful? Bringing together the work of seasoned experts and younger scholars, this volume offers an inclusive examination of the effects of historical patterns-whether interrupted or intact-by the rise of China. The contributors show how strategies among the major powers are guided by existing international rules and expectations as well as by the realities created by an increasingly powerful China. While China has sought to signal its non-revisionist intent its extraordinary economic growth and active diplomacy has in a short time span transformed global and East Asian politics. This has caused constant readjustments as the other key actors have responded to the changing incentives provided by Chinese policies. Will China's Rise be Peaceful? explores these continuities and discontinuities in five areas: theory, history, domestic politics, regional politics, and great power politics. Equally grounded in theory and extensive empirical research, this timely volume offers a remarkably lucid description and interpretation of our changing international relations. In both its approach and its conclusions, it will serve as a model for the study of China in a new era.

This is Business Ethics

This is Business Ethics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1119055202
Author: Tobey Scharding
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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This is Business Ethics by Tobey Scharding Book Resume:

Take a seat in the boardroom. What will you decide? Corporations make difficult decisions about the right thing to do every day, but as an organization made up of people with different perspectives and values, how can a business behave ethically? This is Business Ethics offers a dynamic and engaging introduction to the study of corporate morality. Offers real-world practical advice for navigating ethical dilemmas in business, developed and explained through illustrative high-profile case studies like the Ford Pinto case, Enron, Walmart and British Petroleum. Explores how ethical theory informs business policy and practice. Presents unresolved contemporary case studies for consideration, inviting readers to participate in the decision-making and offer their own recommendations. The latest in the This is Philosophy series, This is Business Ethics features supplemental online resources for instructors and students at

Donald J. Trump and China

Donald J. Trump and China [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0761871195
Author: John F. Copper,John Franklin Copper
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Donald J. Trump and China by John F. Copper,John Franklin Copper Book Resume:

In Donald J. Trump and China John F. Copper assesses the relationship between two paramount world powers—the United States and China. Copper examines how Donald Trump views China’s importance as a rising world power and as a country that Trump could forge a balanced trade policy alongside.

What Is China?

What Is China? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0674984986
Author: Ge Zhaoguang
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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What Is China? by Ge Zhaoguang Book Resume:

Ge Zhaoguang, an eminent historian of traditional China and a public intellectual, takes on fundamental questions that shape the domestic and international politics of the world’s most populous country and its second largest economy. What Is China? offers an insider’s account that addresses sensitive problems of Chinese identity and shows how modern scholarship about China—whether conducted in China, East Asia, or the West—has attempted to make sense of the country’s shifting territorial boundaries and its diversity of ethnic groups and cultures. Ge considers, for example, the ancient concept of tianxia, or All-Under-Heaven, which assigned supremacy to the imperial court and lesser status to officials, citizens, tributary states, and tribal peoples. Does China’s government still operate with a belief in divine rule of All-Under-Heaven, or has it taken a different view of other actors, inside and outside its current borders? Responding both to Western theories of the nation-state and to Chinese intellectuals eager to promote “national learning,” Ge offers an insightful and erudite account of how China sees its place in the world. As he wrestles with complex historical and cultural forces guiding the inner workings of an often misunderstood nation, Ge also teases out many nuances of China’s encounter with the contemporary world, using China’s past to explain aspects of its present and to provide insight into various paths the nation might follow as the twenty-first century unfolds.

China's Contingencies and Globalization

China's Contingencies and Globalization [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351867423
Author: Changgang Guo,Liu Debin,Jan Nederveen Pieterse
Publisher: Routledge
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China's Contingencies and Globalization by Changgang Guo,Liu Debin,Jan Nederveen Pieterse Book Resume:

How have Chinese views on globalization developed over time? How is China managing the new normal of slower growth? Is China creating an alternative modernity? Is China a status quo power or a reform power? Can China manage its growing international role in international institutions and in the New Development Bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, along with infrastructure projects in the region such as One Belt One Road and the Maritime Silk Road? Can China achieve balanced interactions with ASEAN and with developing countries in the region and worldwide? How is governance in China evolving in relation to social movements, protests, labour struggles and migrant workers? Do Chinese policies in relation to religious diversity contribute to social harmony or to friction? This timely volume by Chinese and international scholars offers diverse perspectives on these questions. This book was originally published as a special issue of Third World Quarterly.

China's Pension Reforms

China's Pension Reforms [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 135106164X
Author: Ke Meng
Publisher: Routledge
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China's Pension Reforms by Ke Meng Book Resume:

Existing literature has looked at many factors which have shaped Chinese pension reforms. As China’s pension reform proceeds in an expanding and localising fashion, this book argues that there is a pressing need to examine it in the context of China’s political institutions and economic transformations. The book takes a unique approach by looking at political institutions of the Chinese state and the changing conditions of the Chinese economy, which rarely receive proper treatment in the current analysis of China’s pension reforms.

The Chinese Information War

The Chinese Information War [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 147663176X
Author: Dennis F. Poindexter
Publisher: McFarland
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The Chinese Information War by Dennis F. Poindexter Book Resume:

Reviews of the First Edition: "The book raises important points and makes a strong case for more coordinated government and private sector efforts to address the information war problem effectively. Recommended"--Choice "A strong addition to current events and international issues collections, recommended"--Midwest Book Review "Extensive factual research...provides ample references in this detailed eye opening expose that details the working of the Chinese government...fascinating"--Slashdot China's information war against the United States is clever technically, broadly applied and successful. The intelligence community in the U.S. has publicly stated this is a kind of war we do not know how to fight--yet it is the U.S. military that developed and expanded the doctrine of information war. In fact, the U.S. military is at a disadvantage because it is part of a democratic, decentralized system of government that separates the state from commercial business. China's political systems are more easily adapted to this form of warfare, as their recent land seizures in the South China Sea demonstrate. We call this annexation, when it is a new form of conquest.

Chinese Thinkers Through the Ages

Chinese Thinkers Through the Ages [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1504054865
Author: Philosophical Library
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Chinese Thinkers Through the Ages by Philosophical Library Book Resume:

From the I Ching to The Little Red Book: Two thousand years of wisdom from some of China’s greatest philosophers and political thinkers. The Wisdom of Confucius: Whether considering his own life, human nature, or a society’s responsibilities, Confucius’s teachings emphasize morality, social relationships, justice, and sincerity. He pursued social and political reform, leaving a legacy of wisdom that remains vital today. Organized by topic and accompanied with contextual footnotes, this collection of quotations and lessons is often as entertaining as it is educational. The Wisdom of Mao: In this collection of essays, China’s Chairman Mao Tse-Tung explains his interpretation of Marxism-Leninism that became known as Maoism. From examining the root causes of societal shifts to explaining the necessity of guerilla-based revolution, Mao mixes his philosophical positions with the history of the Chinese people. Classics in Chinese Philosophy: An anthology of the most important philosophical texts in Chinese history, from Confucius and the I Ching to Mao Tse-Tung and Yu-Lan Fung.

Criminal Justice in China

Criminal Justice in China [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0857931911
Author: Mike McConville
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
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Criminal Justice in China by Mike McConville Book Resume:

.Criminal Justice in China is the most comprehensive work to date on the functioning of China's criminal justice system. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand any aspect of the system. There are importantinsights on virtually every page, including in depth study of the role of police, procuracy, courts, and defense lawyers. The book will be of value to anyone interested in governance in China.'

Silk Road to Belt Road

Silk Road to Belt Road [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9811329982
Author: Md. Nazrul Islam
Publisher: Springer
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Silk Road to Belt Road by Md. Nazrul Islam Book Resume:

This volume approaches China’s Belt and Road Initiative as a process of culturalization, one that started with the Silk Road and continued over the millennium. In mainstream literature, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been portrayed as the geo-economic vision and geo-political ambition of China’s current leaders, intended to shape the future of the world. However, this volume argues that although geo-politics and geo-economy may play their part, the BRI more importantly creates a venue for the meeting of cultures by promoting people-to-people interaction and exchange. This volume explores the journey from the Silk-Road to Belt-Road by analyzing topics ranging from history to religion, from language to culture, and from environment to health. As such, scholars, academics, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Business will find an alternative approach to the Belt and Road Initiative.