China's Reforms At 30: Challenges and Prospects (Series on by Dali L. Yang, Litao Zhao

By Dali L. Yang, Litao Zhao

This ebook includes papers awarded on the overseas convention on "China: the subsequent Decade", prepared via the East Asian Institute on the nationwide collage of Singapore in 2007 to commemorate the Institute's tenth anniversary. With 8 papers overlaying China's fiscal, social and political improvement, this quantity deals a balanced but in-depth overview of the demanding situations dealing with China within the subsequent decade. that includes contributions from the world over popular students, this well timed quantity analyzes key elements of China's reforms and improvement, reminiscent of the monetary reform, foreign alternate, management succession, social protests, well-being care reform and ethnic relationships. it's appropriate for China students in addition to complex undergraduate and graduate scholars attracted to China's polity, economic system and society. Contents: find out how to maintain China's development Miracle? (E S Prasad); China's Mounting exterior Balances: alternate, overseas funding and neighborhood creation Sharing (S Y Tong & Y Zheng); China's Protest Wave: Political risk or growing to be Pains? (A G Walder); The seventeenth celebration Congress and the CCP's altering Elite Politics (You J); Diminishing Demographic Dividends: Implications for China's development Sustainability (D Lu); in the direction of common assurance: China's New Healthcare coverage Reforms (E Gu); a brand new standpoint in Guiding Ethnic family within the twenty first Century -- "De-politicization" of Ethnicity in China (R Ma); Is There an Asian price? well known knowing of Democracy in Asia (T-J Shi)

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In 2005 and 2006, however, trade surplus reached 7 percent and 10 percent of total trade, respectively. 4 As expected, China’s rise as a large trading nation has met with both applause as well as some degree of unease. Over the years, China has been pressured to tackle its huge trade surplus and to reform its exchange policy. Some economies in East and Southeast Asia were also concerned with the “hollowing out” of industries important to their export and growth, such as consumer electronics and hard disk drives.

Qxd 11/25/2008 8:29 PM Page 47 China’s Protest Wave 47 country’s political arrangements and, undoubtedly, a period of serious political instability. SOURCES OF REGIME SUPPORT What is the primary social basis of the regime’s support? It is not some identifiable occupational group, but the membership of the Chinese Communist Party and grassroots government functionaries. This may seem tautological, but it is not. The latter group is a cross-section of all occupations, and most of them are manual workers, farmers and other rural residents.

While China is engaged largely in low value-added manufacturing activities, its sheer size has made it the “end-station” for the production process of the whole region. There is some evidence that the increasing presence of FIEs has facilitated productivity improvement of domestic firms. The importance of simple processing and assembling in export has declined consistently since the late 1990s. The share of processing with imported materials increased continuously since the early 1990s, but has remained relatively stable in recent years.

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