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Feng, Yin - - 2011
The degree of openness in the service industry has been greatly improved since China's opening up to the outside world in 1978. FDI in services has grown substantially and it can be expected that China's service industry will become the most attractive field to foreign capital. In this article, the ...
Li, Peilin - - 2011
Wang, Yanzhong - - 2011
Since the implementation of the reform and opening-up policy, the Chinese government has been continually increasing the fiscal expenditure on social security. This effort has scored remarkable achievements and has been playing an important role in basic needs, safeguarding social stability and promoting economic development. However, great disparity still exists ...
Li, Shi - - 2011
This article summarises what is known and not known about the reform and reconstruction of China's social security system and the related social welfare programmes, the policy options debated in both official and academic circles, and recommendations for new options for social system reform to be considered in the 12th ...
Counsell, Doug - - 2011
This article focuses on the recent phenomenon of an increasing number of Chinese students choosing to pursue their higher education in the UK. It explores those factors shaping both the students' decision to study in the UK and their preference to eventually live and work either in China or abroad. ...
Clarke, Ryan - - 2011
This article provides an in-depth analysis of the dynamics of American expert opinion on Sino-US trade and currency issues, and assesses the impact that these views have on the behaviour of American politicians. Views of leading American economists from industry, universities, think tanks, as well the media are closely analysed ...
Hong, Zhao - - 2011
The last two decades have witnessed a significant rise and expansion in outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) from China and India. This paper discusses the development process of China's and India's OFDI since the early 1980s, analysing the major driving factors and determinants behind their enterprises' "going out" strategies, and ...
Leightner, Jonathan - - 2010
Xing, Yuqing - - 2010
This paper provides a comprehensive review of foreign direct investment in China over the last three decades. It reviews the growth, sources and distribution of FDI in China and analyses factors determining FDI inflows. It summarises the contributions of FDI to the Chinese economy in terms of economic growth, total ...
Li, Jiefen - - 2010
This article attempts to address the problem of administrative monopoly through a case study of the taxi monopoly in Beijing. The case reflects the conflict between building a market economy and working within the constraints of the old institutions, revealing that the biggest obstacle in contemporary China for building a ...
Shih-Ping, Fan - - 2010
China's rapid economic development and improvement in living standards have led to a boom in its outbound tourism industry. In 2008, China's outbound tourism expenditure reached USD36.2 billion, ranking fifth in the world. Under the impact of the global economic crisis, outbound tourism is not only a source of revenue ...
Huang, Xibing - - 2010
Not all environmental issues get the same level of policy attention because of the limited capacity of the political and administrative system to consider all issues simultaneously. This article explores the priority attached to different environmental issues in China through a content analysis of 1,564 government documents during the 1999 ...
Kochhar, Geeta - - 2010
China's reforms left many redundant workers with no social guarantees. At the same time, with the "push-and-pull" of market forces, rural populations are moving in bulk to urban areas where they are devoid of state benefits but use urban amenities. When the traditional social protection is breaking down and the ...
Youde, Jeremy - - 2010
Liu, Peng - - 2010
This paper attempts to answer three questions about the contemporary Chinese drug safety regulation system: why did the Chinese government reform its drug safety monitoring system and build a regulatory regime at the end of the 1990s? What obstacles will it face? What unique characteristics does it possess? Was it ...
Petersen, Carole - - 2010
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is the first new human rights treaty of the 21st century. China was an early supporter of the CRPD and became East Asia's first State Party in 2008. This article discusses how the CRPD protects the rights of persons with ...
Kaufman, Joan - - 2010
China's AIDS response has evolved from one of denial and inaction to an aggressive and humanitarian policy based on international best practices. This article analyzes the events both internal and external that led to the policy shifts, highlighting key turning points in attitudes and action. A combination of domestic advocacy, ...
Ho, Christina - - 2010
Understanding China as a de facto federalism can generate explanations and recommendations concerning the path of China's health reform. The first section reviews how de facto federalism drove the historical development of the problems plaguing China's health system. The next section shows how certain features of the current reform plan, ...
Huang, Yanzhong - - 2010
Yang, Zhang - - 2009
Macao's economic prosperity until recently had been dramatic thanks to astonishing expansion of the gaming and tourism sector. However, Macao's casino revenue growth came to a halt in the second half of 2008 due to the twin blow of a deteriorating global economy and Mainland China's imposition of tighter visa ...
Chenyang, Li - - 2009
China has been severely criticised in the West for being an obstacle to democracy and progress on human rights in Myanmar. This is due largely to the perception that China, despite being a big and influential neighbour, has been extremely reluctant to apply pressure on Myanmar. Such a perception ignores ...
Li, Mingjiang - - 2009
China-EU relations, after more than a decade of steady growth since the mid-1990s, are becoming increasingly more fluid and unpredictable. Observers who had been optimistic are now starting to warn of an impending downward spiral in Sino-European ties. This paper attempts to address these two questions: How do we understand ...
Vu, Khuong - - 2009
Since the launch of economic reforms in China in 1978 and Vietnam in 1986, both countries have made impressive achievements. However, the two countries have experienced a notable divergence in growth, even though the context and characteristics of their reforms were broadly similar. This paper documents three principal findings: (1) ...
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