China's Foreign Policy Making: Societal Force and Chinese American Policy

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Yufan Hao, Lin Su
Ashgate, 2005 - Political Science - 230 pages
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Various domestic factors impact upon China's foreign policy making, such as bureaucracy, academics, media and public opinion. This stimulating book examines their increasing influence and focuses in particular on China's policy towards the United States, exploring whether there has been an emergence of societal factors, independent of the Communist Party, that have begun to exert influence over the policy process. It also debates questions such as how it will affect the ability of the Chinese government to frame and implement its policy towards the US, and whether it has generated institutional arrangements in China for cooperation on issues such as trade, human rights and Taiwan. The book provides a better understanding of the role of societal forces in China's foreign policy making process.

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Yufan Hao is Professor of Political Science and Robert Ho Professor of Asian Studies at Colgate University, USA. Lin Su is Associate Professor of International Relations at Renmin University of China, Beijing, China.

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