Corporate governance has been identified by the Chinese government
as the core element of the “modern enterprise system.” The policy focus on corporate governance reflects the significant progress that China has made in building market institutions and the importance it attaches to changing corporate behavior.
The China Story Yearbook brings together the various talents of the Australian Centre on China in the World. It is aimed at the engaged public, as well as specialists, journalists, businesspeople, diplomats and students.
EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH EVIDENCE FROM CHINA AND POLICY IMLICATION Column C allows the racial and ethnic composition of SAT-takers to have an
independent effect on average SAT scores. If there are cultural biases in SAT scores, for
example, individual ethnicity may have a different effect than does the composition of the
peer group. The coefficients on racial composition variables are large and significant, but
again their inclusion has essentially no effect on the parameter of interest, the interaction of
average peer quality with Tiebout choice....
Initiating business in China can be a very daunting process. First and foremost, the company must ensure the industry they are in is an accepted industry within the Catalogue for the Guidance of Foreign Investment in Industries. Within this catalog are three sections, which encompass “encouraged”, “restricted”, and “prohibited”.
Argues that, in order to address the growing economic, social, and political pressures of the 21st Century, China will have to build solid foundations for a knowledge-based economy by updating the economic and institutional regime, upgrading education and learning, and building information infrastructure.
China faces a major challenge in managing its scarce water resources to sustain economic growth in the years ahead. This report provides an overview of China’s water scarcity situation, assesses the policy and institutional requirements for addressing it, and recommends key areas for strengthening and reform. The issues covered
It is three days' easy journey from Japan to China. It is doubtful whether anywhere in the world another
journey of the same length brings with it such a complete change of political temper and belief. Certainly it is
greater than the alteration perceived in journeying directly from San Francisco to Shanghai. The difference is
not one in customs and modes of life; that goes without saying. It concerns the ideas, beliefs and alleged
information current about one and the same fact: the status of Japan in the international world and especially
its attitude toward China.
China today is an economic giant deeply embedded in global trade and
production. In 2006, China’s nominal gross domestic product (GDP) exceeded
two and one-half trillion U.S. dollars, larger than that of France and
approaching that of Germany. Calibrated in the metric used by the World
Bank to capture comparable real standards of living, China’s GDP in 2006
reached 10.21 trillion purchasing power parity (PPP) dollars, thereby placing
its economy second in the world only after the United States.1...
The revolution which broke out in China on the 10th October, 1911, and which was completed with the
abdication of the Manchu Dynasty on the 12th February, 1912, though acclaimed as highly successful, was in
its practical aspects something very different. With the proclamation of the Republic, the fiction of autocratic
rule had truly enough vanished; yet the tradition survived and with it sufficient of the essential machinery of
Imperialism to defeat the nominal victors until the death of Yuan Shih-kai.
It is a very common thing now-a-days to meet people who are going to "China," which can be reached by the
Siberian railway in fourteen or fifteen days. This brings us at once to the question--What is meant by the term
Taken in its widest sense, the term includes Mongolia, Manchuria, Eastern Turkestan, Tibet, and the Eighteen
Provinces, the whole being equivalent to an area of some five million square miles, that is, considerably more
than twice the size of the United States of America.
There are indeed enough Histories of China already: why yet another one? Because the time has come for new
departures; because we need to clear away the false notions with which the general public is constantly being
fed by one author after another; because from time to time syntheses become necessary for the presentation of
the stage reached by research.
Histories of China fall, with few exceptions, into one or the other of two groups, pro-Chinese and
anti-Chinese: the latter used to predominate, but today the former type is much more frequently found....
This paper examines the pollution control policies applied in China’s paper industry during the period of economic reform from 1982 to 1992. The paper industry is the source of ten percent of China’s industrial wastewater emissions and one fourth of its chemical oxygen demand. It is the largest source of rural environmental pollution. The very small size of china’s mills is comparable to that of papermills in many developing countries and this small size itself creates an interesting problem.
The thesis research focuses on analyzing the development of the 20-year Singapore - China relations (1990 - 2010) in the fields of politics - diplomacy, security - defense, commerce, investment, and several others in order to assess its nature as well as characteristics and influences.
"In China, illicit drug use is an administrative offense and Chinese law dictates that drug users 'must be rehabilitated.' In reality, police raids on drug users often drive them underground, away from methadone clinics, needle exchange sites, and other proven HIV prevention services. And every year Chinese policy send tens of thousands of drug users to mandatory frug treatment centers, often for years, without trial or due process" -- p.  of cover.An Unbreakable CycleDrug Dependency Treatment, Mandatory Confinement, and HIV/AIDSin China’s Guangxi ProvinceI. Executive Summary ...........
Guangdong, a province of over 93 million residents, is located on the southern coast of China, boarding with Hong Kong, China. As China'Ź"s powerhouse for economic growth and a pioneer of reform and opening up, Guangdong has maintained an annual average GDP growth rate of 13.7 percent over the past three decades. Its historical achievements notwithstanding, Guangdong witnessed increased inequality and regional disparity.
The People’s Republic of China has often used force in ways that surprised and perplexed other countries. The Chinese appear to believe that, by carefully designing military operations to achieve maximum political effect, they can successfully use force even when the overall military balance is unfavorable. China’s past successes in using force in this way while avoiding a massive reaction from its adversaries may give it confidence that it
The U.S. Navy faces uncertainty about the degree to which it will have to prepare for a high-end future conflict against a powerful, well-armed opponent versus the so-called Long War against rogue nations and terrorist organizations. The answer depends to a large extent on the evolution of U.S. relations with China and Iran and...
China is now a global actor of significant and growing importance. It is active in regions and on issues that were once only peripheral to its interests, and it is effectively using tools previously unavailable. It is no longer appropriate to talk of integrating China into the international system; by and large, it is already there. Its
Restrictions on military-to-military relations with China imposed in 2001 stirred a debate about the value of those activities and their place in the overall U.S.-China relationship. This report examines the debate on security cooperation between the two countries and finds that there is value in the relationship, despite its
Air Force. The research reported here was sponsored by AF/XOX and PACAF/CC and conducted within the Strategy and Doctrine Program of RAND Project AIR FORCE. It is part of the RAND Corporation’s ongoing research on China and China’s military establishment. The st