Book — xvii, 247 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Chapter 1: Introduction: What Does China Want?
Chapter 2: Foreign Policy Decision Making
Chapter 3: Reorientations in China's Foreign Policy
Chapter 4: China's Security Policy
Chapter 5: China in the World Economy
Chapter 6: China's Role in International Environmental and Climate Policy
Chapter 7: China and International Human Rights Policy
Chapter 8: The Taiwan Issue
Chapter 9: China's Relations with Japan and Korea
Chapter 10: Sino-American Relations
Chapter 11: China's Relations with Europe
Chapter 12: Empire and Guerrilla: China's Multifaceted Foreign Relations Sources and Literature Appendix: Chinese-English Glossary.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This balanced and thoughtful book presents a thorough analysis of the dynamics of China's foreign political and economic relations. Sebastian Heilmann and Dirk H. Schmidt consider China's view of the world; its foreign policy decision-making process; its major bilateral relations; and key policy issues such as trade and investment, security, human rights, and climate change. The authors also assess how China's often unconventional and hidden activities underlying its global expansion challenge Western predominance. By explicitly addressing controversies and conflicts and providing rich information and balanced arguments, Heilmann and Schmidt demonstrate that the institutions, procedures, and policies that are shaping Chinese foreign relations are far more complex and fluid than standard IR theory or media reporting suggest. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9781442213029 20180530