China: An International Journal

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 3, December

Beyond a Revisionist Turn: Networks, State and the Changing Dynamics of Diasporic Chinese Entrepreneurship
The studies on overseas Chinese business and entrepreneurship have undergone fundamental changes over the past three decades. Prior to the late 1970s, the thematic foci had been primarily on how and why Chinese culture and institutions constituted...
China's Currency Devaluation and WTO Issues
INTRODUCTION The value of China's currency, the renminbi (RMB), and the conduct of China's exchange rate policy have generated intense debate in academic and international policy circles. The RMB was pegged from 1994 until mid-2005 at 8.28 yuan...
Competitive or Complementary? China's Role in Trade Cooperation with ASEAN in the 1990s and 2000s
INTRODUCTION The former Premier of China, Mr. Zhu Rongji, officially proposed setting up the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA) at the Fifth China-ASEAN Summit in Brunei in November 2001. Many politicians and scholars from within the region and...
Legitimacy-Building and Public Sector Reform in Macao: Administrative Measures to Address Political Problems
In the pre-handover era, the public administration of Macao was notorious for corruption, inefficiency and red tape. To build the legitimacy of the government after the handover of sovereignty in 1999, the leadership of the Macao Special Administrative...
Perspectives on the Development of the Private Business Sector in China
Since the 1980s, an impressive private sector has emerged in China. It seems as if a legitimised private sector now prevails where once different forms of state enterprises dominated. Overall, there has been a clear increase in companies that are formally...
Resources for China-ASEAN Relations
As a research institute based in Singapore, the EAI monitors developments in relations and interactions between China and the individual countries of Southeast Asia as well as the ASEAN grouping as a whole. This material is presented in the form of...
The Choices and Effects of Institutional Embeddedness: Evidence from China's Highly Transitional Graduate Labour Market
INTRODUCTION Before the 1990s, whenever embeddedness was mentioned, it usually meant an intermediary between Individual A and Individual B and was specified as social embeddedness. There are two variants of social embeddedness: strong and weak ties....
The Estimation of Aggregate Statistics for Taiwan-Invested Enterprises in China: 1988-2008
INTRODUCTION Since Taiwan's lifting of foreign exchange controls and restrictions on cross-strait travelling in 1987, Taiwan-invested enterprises (TIEs) began to invest in China, with substantial amounts flowing to China after the early 1990s. As...
The Promotion Logic of Prefecture-Level Mayors in China
INTRODUCTION: A MORE COMPREHENSIVE PATTERN OF POLITICAL PROMOTION Leadership research is a very important component of China Studies. With Deng Xiaoping's decentralisation strategy, sub-national governments were delegated broad economic powers,...
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