China’s Rise : Challenges and Opportunities


China has emerged as an economic powerhouse (projected to have the largest economy in the world in a little over a decade) and is taking an ever-increasing role on the world stage. China`s Rise: Challenges and Opportunities is designed to help the United States better comprehend the facts and dynamics underpinning China`s rise, which is an understanding that becomes more and more important with each passing day. Additionally, the authors suggest actions both countries can take that will not only maximize the opportunities for China`s constructive integration into the international community but also help form a domestic consensus that will provide a stable foundation for such policies. Filled with facts for policymakers, this much-anticipated book`s narrative-driven, accessible style will appeal to the general reader. The expert judgments in this book paint a picture of a China confronting domestic challenges that are in many ways side effects of its economic successes, while simultaneously trying to take advantage of the foreign policy benefits of those same successes. China`s Rise: Challenges and Opportunities from The China Balance Sheet Project, a joint, multiyear project of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Peterson Institute, discusses China`s military modernization; China`s increasing soft power influence in Asia and around the world; China`s policy toward Taiwan; domestic political development; Beijing`s political relations with China`s provincial and municipal authorities; corruption and social unrest; rebalancing China`s economic growth; the exchange rate controversy; energy and the environment; industrial policy; trade disputes; and investment issues. The book`s introduction and conclusion address additional issues, such as key trends in China`s political decision making and its impact on US interests.

Chapters are provided for preview only.

Preface [pdf]

Chronology of Main Events [pdf]

Introduction [pdf]

1. China’s Challenge to the Global Economic Order [pdf]

2. China Debates Its Future [pdf]

3. Democracy with Chinese Characteristics? Political Reform and the Future of the Chinese Communist Party [pdf]

4. Center-Local Relations: Hu’s in Charge Here? [pdf]

5. Corruption in China: Crisis or Constant? [pdf]

6. Sustaining Economic Growth in China [pdf]

7. Energy Implications of China’s Growth [pdf]

8. Why Does the United States Care about Taiwan? [pdf]

9. China’s Military Modernization [pdf]

10. China and the World [pdf]

11. Conclusion [pdf]


About the Authors[pdf]

About the Organizations

Acknowledgements [pdf]

Advisory Committee

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