Contemporary Sino-Africa Relations

Contemporary Sino-Africa Relations

Author: Fredrik Utesch

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656487166

Category: Political Science

Page: 13

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Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: History of Inernational Relations, grade: 1,0, Fudan University Shanghai, course: Chinese Diplomacy, language: English, abstract: In 1955 the first Afro-Asian Bandung conference was conducted a first step for the development of the Sino-African relationship. Just one year later the first relation between an African country, Egypt, and China was signed. Since then, many new relation agreements were signed. Up to now, there exist 49 relations between African countries and China. With these settlements much development between the African continent and China has occurred. Not only political connections were established, but also support on international levels was given between the countries. Also business sector relations were made, as well as cultural and social exchanges realized. Historical moments were shared and the economies on both sides of the relations rose. During the years a lot of chances for development, especially in supporting the African countries were taken, especially investments from the Chinese side. With this, new opportunities came up and respect from other countries regarding this relationship encouraged; however, concerns are evolving from the African population and westernized countries. Within this paper, I will first of all reveal the history and development of the relationships between countries of the African continent and China. Further on, I will talk about the opportunities and concerns seen by those nations directly involved and also those seen from a westernized point of view. To sum up the paper, I will highlight prospects and possible future developments between Africa and China.

Middle Class Shanghai

Middle Class Shanghai

Author: Cheng Li

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815739104

Category: Political Science

Page: 484

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The United States may be headed toward a disastrous conflict with China unless Washington updates its understanding of contemporary Chinese society After four decades of engagement, the United States and China now appear to be locked on a collision course that has already fomented a trade war, seems likely to produce a new cold war, and could even result in dangerous military conflict. The current deterioration of the bilateral relationship is the culmination of years of disputes, disillusionment, disappointment, and distrust between the two countries. Washington has legitimate concerns about Beijing’s excessive domestic political control and aggressive foreign policy stances, just as Chinese leaders believe the United States still has futile designs on blocking their country’s inevitable rise to great-power status. Cheng Li’s Middle Class Shanghai argues that American policymakers must not lose sight of the expansive dynamism and diversity in present-day China. The caricature of the PRC as a monolithic Communist apparatus set on exporting its ideology and development model is simplistic and misguided. Drawing on empirical research in the realms of higher education, avant-garde art, architecture, and law, this unique study highlights the strong, constructive impact of bilateral exchanges. Combining eclectic human stories with striking new data analysis, this book addresses the possibility that the development of China’s class structure and cosmopolitan culture—exemplified and led by Shanghai—could provide a force for reshaping U.S.-China engagement. Both countries should build upon the deep cultural and educational exchanges that have bound them together for decades. The author concludes that U.S. policymakers should neither underestimate the role and strength of the Chinese middle class, nor ostracize or alienate this force with policies that push it toward jingoistic nationalism to the detriment of both countries and the global community. With its unique focus, this book will enlighten policymakers, scholars, business leaders, and anyone interested in China and its increasingly fraught relations with the United States.

Britain, France, West Germany and the People's Republic of China, 1969–1982

Britain, France, West Germany and the People's Republic of China, 1969–1982

Author: Martin Albers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137565679

Category: History

Page: 341

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This book focuses on helping readers to fill the gap of the little known history between Western Europe and its most important trading partner: the People’s Republic of China. Inspired by the economic and political signifance of Sino-European relations, this book shows how the China policies of the three biggest states of Western Europe – Britain, France, and the Federal Republic of Germany – helped China reintegrate into the international community in the 1970s. Against the background of the Cold War, the end of Maoism, and the emergence of globalization, the governments in Bonn, Paris and London had to find ways of dealing with Europe’s declining influence and promote their own national interests in Asia. Based on newly declassified government files, readers will find such sources invaluable in understanding the argument that, despite pursuing very different policies, the three governments supported a rapid expansion of peaceful exchange between the People’s Republic and Europe and substantially contributed to the success of Beijing's reform policy.

U.S.--China Trade Negotiations

U.S.--China Trade Negotiations

Author: Rosalie Lam Tung

Publisher: Pergamon

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004693664

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 283

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U.S.-China Trade Negotiations examines the issues concerning the U.S.-China trade negotiations by identifying the mechanics of the U.S.-China business negotiations, such as how a company prepares the negotiations, the contributing factors, the outcomes, and how U.S. companies organize for the China trade.

China's Economic Revolution

China's Economic Revolution

Author: Alexander Eckstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521212839

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 552

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Professor Eckstein's book is a study of China's efforts to achieve rapid modernization of its economy within a socialist framework. Eckstein begins with an examination of economic development in pre-Communist China, specifically focusing on the resources and liabilities inherited by the new regime in 1949 and their effects on development policies. He then analyses the economic objectives of the Communist leadership - narrowing income disparities, maintaining full employment without inflation, and achieving rapid industrialization - and argues that the implementation of these goals required a potent ideology capable of providing a strong faith and motivational force for the mass mobilization of resources. In discussing the methods used by the government to achieve its aims, Eckstein makes a thorough evaluation of China's general framework for economic planning, particularly in regard to the distribution and pricing of farm products and the allocation of resources in the industrial sector. The author also evaluates the radical institutional changes in property relations and in economic organization in the People's Republic of China.