Political Developments in Contemporary China: A Guide

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Routledge, Jul 23, 2010 - Political Science - 1052 pages
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China’s role in global events today cannot be overestimated.

This book provides a comprehensive and detailed overview of contemporary political developments in China. Key topics covered include: China's international relations with its neighbours and with the international community more widely; demographic developments; Taiwan; Macao and Hong Kong, Tibet, Uighurs; human rights, health issues (including bird flu); food contamination and defective goods; and a chronology of political developments, congresses and Central Committee sessions since May 2006; the earthquake of 12 May 2008 and the 2008 Olympic Games.

The book continues - and adds to – the overview of developments up to May 2006 which were covered in the author’s China: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments (2006), and is the companion volume to Economic Developments in Contemporary China: A Guide (2010) - both published by Routledge.


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Acknowledgements vii
The period 1911 to 1949 10
Demography 29
China and Taiwan 47
The regaining of sovereignty over Hong Kong and Macao and
Historical background 161
Demographic social and economic developments 167
A chronology of important events 171
Uighurs 326
Human rights 382
SARS and EV71 472
AIDS 516
Pig disease 523
Pneumonic plague 537
Developments congresses and Central Committee sessions since
Index 1027

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About the author (2010)

Ian Jeffries is Honorary Professor in the Department of Economics in the School of Business and Economics at Swansea University, UK. He is the author of numerous books in the series, Guides to Economic and Political Developments in Asia, including volumes on North Korea, Vietnam, China and Mongolia.

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