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The China Quarterly Special Issues : The New Chinese Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities after the 16th Party Congress Series Number 4 - Yun-Han Chu

The China Quarterly Special Issues

The New Chinese Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities after the 16th Party Congress Series Number 4

By: Yun-Han Chu (Editor), Chih-cheng Lo (Editor), Ramon H. Myers (Editor)

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This volume presents a concise history of how China's Communist Party (CCP) selected a new generation of leaders in late 2002 and why the individuals, in their late 40s and 50s, were so well qualified to govern China. These leaders are trying to lead China to become a regional and world power in which their people can enjoy a modest living standard and take pride in the nation's achievements. Addressed to the expert or ordinary reader, these essays see China's leaders as challenged by a new trend, visible only in the last decade, of a widening gap between the losers in society and the winners of the recent economic and political reforms. The leaders of the largest, single ruling party and state authority in the world must somehow reverse that trend if China is to survive as one nation. This volume explains they are doing that by reconfiguring their huge command economy, promoting a market economy, and undertaking gradual political reforms. It is unflinching in its discussion of how China's leaders face mounting political corruption, spreading unemployment, growing disparity of wealth and income, and a crisis of belief.

The 16th party Congress : new leaders, New Chinap. 1
Leadership change and Chinese political developmentp. 10
The new generation of leadership and the direction of political reform after the 16th party Congressp. 33
Jiang and after : technocratic rule, generational replacement and mentor politicsp. 69
The changing of the guard : China's new military leadershipp. 89
Social change and political reform in China : meeting the challenge of successp. 107
State and society in urban China in the wake of the 16th party Congressp. 124
Old problems of new leaders : institutional disjunctions in rural Chinap. 141
The international strategy of China's new leadersp. 156
US-China relations in the wake of the 16th party Congress and tenth national People's Congressp. 180
Power transition and the making of Beijing's policy towards Taiwanp. 198
Systemic stresses and political choices : the road aheadp. 219
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ISBN: 9780521600583
ISBN-10: 0521600588
Series: The China Quarterly Special Issues
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 5th April 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 15.7  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.44