China: An International Journal

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 1, March

China-ASEAN Relations, April 2010 to September 2010: Chronology of Events
APRIL 2010 3rd The Joint Commission on Economic, Trade and Technical Cooperation between Indonesia and China hold its 10th Session at Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Chinese Minister of Commerce Chen Deming and his counterpart, Indonesian Minister of Trade,...
China's Fiscal Expenditure on Social Security since 1978
Social security, a primary aspect and principal part of modern government fiscal and public expenditure, plays an important role in ameliorating poverty, improving social well-being and safeguarding social stability, equality and justice. Due to the...
China's New Stage of Development
Since China began to implement the reform and opening-up policies in 1978, its development and reform have centred on two T-changes, namely the transition of economic institution and the transformation of social structure. The Chinese experience is...
Chinese Students Abroad: Why They Choose the UK and How They See Their Future
Introduction Against the background of a recent and substantial rise in the number of Chinese coming to the UK for their higher education, this article reports the results of a survey of 188 Chinese students studying in the UK at Lancashire Business...
Expert Analysis on Sino-US Trade and Currency Issues in the United States: Policy Impacts and Future Directions
Introduction and Aims 2010 was a tense year in Sino-US relations on various fronts with spats over issues such as disputed territory, US arms sales to Taiwan, the Dalai Lama, American frustrations with Chinese "inaction" over North Korean provocations,...
Foreign Direct Investment in China's Service Industry: Effects and Determinants
Introduction The World Investment Report (2004) shows that the global structure of foreign direct investment (FDI) has shifted towards services. In the early 1970s, this sector accounted for only one-quarter of the world FDI stock and in 1990, just...
Issues and Options for Social Security Reform in China
It is widely realised that China is approaching a development stage where social security is playing a more important role than before in terms of stimulating economic growth, equalising income distribution, alleviating poverty and maintaining social...
The Expansion of Outward FDI: A Comparative Study of China and India
Introduction The past two decades have witnessed a significant rise in outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) from developing countries. According to the 2008 World Investment Report, OFDI from developing countries rose from USD6 billion between...
The Political Economy of China's Exchange Rate Policymaking in the Hu-Wen Era
China's economic policymaking has become institutionalised in the post-Deng era, and policymaking has shifted from political personal authority under Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping towards pluralisation and institutionalisation under Jiang Zemin and...