Edited by Li Shenming and Zhang Yuyan from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, this timely book unveils China's current political concerns and security fears. Readers outside of China can now discover China's worries and fears, helping to contextualise the latest Chinese diplomatic and international relations policies. The research-based content includes authoritative Chinese academic analysis on the very latest situations around the world. These include: dramatic changes in the Middle East and North Africa; the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan; key developments amongst China's near neighbours; continuing European financial woes; evolving climate change and energy policies; perceived terrorism threats; comment on the various military and conflict situations around the world. This detailed report outlines exactly how China views the world, plus the reader will benefit from insightful material by leading Chinese academics on the growing prominence of the Chinese government on the global political stage. Published by Paths International, in association with China's Social Sciences Academic Press, this title is one of a series of annual reports offering an opportunity to access the latest material on China's international relations strategies. These books are highly detailed and research-led, supplying expert analysis from key Chinese policy advisors.
This book presents a unique array of insights into Hong Kong's transition to China since the 1 July 1997 handover, from several perspectives around the region. Scholars from China, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and New Zealand undertake an analysis and synthesis of particular regional viewpoints on the transfer of sovereignty. Each contribution is positioned in relation to the three interconnected themes of economic transformation, political and legal developments, and identity which run through the volume. The sometimes contradictory and provocative insights highlighted by the authors emphasize the inherent complexities of Hong Kong's transition and the range of alternative regional perspectives it engenders. Contents:Introduction: Regional Perspectives on Hong Kong's Transition to China (A M Marton)Hong Kong in China: Partnership as a New Pattern of Relations (S-Q Gao)Taiwan in Transition: Adjusting to the New Reality of One Country Two Systems (M D Yeh)The Challenge of “San Tong” for Hong Kong (Q Luo)Hong Kong's Transition: A View from Indonesia (J Wanandi)Hong Kong's Transition: A View from Malaysia (S Leong)Hong Kong's Transition: A View from Thailand (P Umphon)Hong Kong's Transition: A View from the South Pacific (G Chan) Readership: General. Keywords:
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In spite of difficulties posed by a hostile socialist government, the Catholic Church in China has shown remarkable perseverance and growth since the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1979. The essays contained in The Catholic Church in Modern China inform readers of the major issues facing the Catholic Church in China today. Their insights should be welcomed by everyone from the Catholic layperson contemplating a trip to China to scholars and specialists in China and religious studies.
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