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Integrating China

Integrating China

Towards the Coordinated Market Economy

By Peter Nolan

This timely collection of essays from Peter Nolan offers deep insight into the challenges faced in integrating China with the global political economy.

PDF, 281 Pages

ISBN:9780857286949

January 2008

£16.00, $28.00

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About This Book

China is becoming ever more deeply integrated with global political economy. This book addresses critical issues in this process. The author examines the paradox of the global market economy that is presided over by 70 million members of the Chinese Communist Party, and analyses China’s policy of 'innovation in an open environment', attempting to nurture a group of globally competitive, large-scale companies.

In addition, the book analyses the challenges that China’s political economy faces in the twenty-first century, identifying the way in which China is attempting to resolve these contradictions by building on its rich historical experience to regulate market forces. It further examines the wider context of global capitalism within which Chinese development is taking place. Capitalism is the key propulsive force in technical progress. The recent period has seen an unprecedented liberation of this force. However, this force is a two-edged sword. The unprecedented advances have come hand-in-hand with unprecedented challenges that threaten the very survival of the human species.

Finally, it studies the relationship between the United States and China. Through cooperative behaviour, the US and China can help lead the world towards a sustainable future for mankind, with a global market economy regulated in the common interest of all human beings. In the absence of such a mechanism, the prospects for humanity are bleak.

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Peter Nolan is Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management at the Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge University, and Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge University.

Series

China in the 21st Century

Table of Contents

Foreword; Reflections on 4th June 1989; The Global Business Revolution and Developing Countries; The Globalisation Challenge and the Catch-up of Developing Countries: The Case of the Brewing Industry; The Global Industrial Consolidation and the Challenge for China: The Case of the Steel Industry; China in the Asian Financial Crisis: Cutting the Trees to Save the Forest; China at the Crossroads; Capitalism and Freedom: The Contradictory Character of Globalisation; Capitalism, Conflict and Cooperation: US-China Relations under Capitalist Globalisation; Index

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