From the long-term threat of nuclear war between the United States and China, to the disappearance of the African elephant due to Chinese demand for ivory, each week brings a new round of critique and denunciation of the risks China poses to the stability of the entire planet. While critics raise a certain number of fundamental questions that bear asking about this nascent superpower, the answers put forth are usually based on ideological or economic considerations. Lionel Vairon systematically challenges these views in this updated edition of China Threat?
With an incisive review of China’s economic strategy, deployment of resources, national defence, political reform, ethnicity and religion, terrorism, and developments in human rights, Vairon amply demonstrates that China poses no threat to the world. On the contrary, China Threat? shows that China’s peaceful rise should be a matter of positive news across the globe. For hundreds of years, China’s economy surpassed that of Western European countries. The industrial revolution in Europe and America set this situation on its ear. After more than a century of stagnation, the ancient empires have begun to stir, and their potential is troubling to the West. This introduction to early 21st century China raises the main questions asked today about China, and suggests a road map for improved relations between China and the West.
Ebook ISBN: 9781627740258
Commonly known in the West as the “Little Red Book”, Quotations of Mao Zedong contains a selection from Mao Zedong’s political statements and speeches. From 1964 to 1976, Quotations was published in nearly 50 editions, in Chinese and in 37 other languages, becoming one of the most-printed books ever. While most editions of Quotations were printed with a red vinyl cover, the CN Times edition is available in a standard trade paperback, and in standard ebook formats.
Ebook ISBN: 9781627740289
From The Long March, through guerrilla war with the Japanese, to the victory against the Nationalist forces, the story of the PLA is the story of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The Chinese Military Library title The Chinese People’s Liberation Army relates the complete history of the army of the People’s Republic of China. Starting with the struggle to found the PRC, this book takes readers through the Korean War, disarmament under Deng Xiaoping, and the road to the modern army that serves the people of China today.
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army includes sections on the organization or the PLA, the equipment currently in use, and peacetime missions undertaken by the PLA, along with 146 black and white photographs. UN peacekeeping missions are also covered in detail, and the ongoing technological innovation of the PLA is reviewed.
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army is written by Chinese military experts with first-hand information on the Chinese military. The Information Office of the Ministry of National Defense joined active military personnel in advising the authors and reviewing the text, providing a complete, authoritative inside story of the PLA’s history, equipment, and operations.
Ebook ISBN: 9781627740791
The PLA Air Force recounts the story of China’s air force from its founding: the early difficulties of training new pilots, the stunning successes against the US Air Force while flying substandard and captured equipment, and the training of the first women pilots in Chinese history. The story continues with the eventual, steady modernization of China’s Air Force, culminating with the introduction of the J-10, the first world class fighter aircraft produced in China. The authors add sections devoted to PLAAF equipment, technology, peacetime missions, and more.
The authors of The PLA Air Force, themselves military experts, enjoyed the cooperation of PLAAF pilots and personnel in producing this book. Including 116 black and white photographs, The PLA Air Force provides a complete, authoritative inside story of the PLAAF’s history, equipment and operations.
Ebook ISBN: 9781627740807
China’s stunning economic growth over the past three decades is mysterious to many observers. China’s rise poses numerous questions: How did China eclipse two hundred years of Western growth in just three decades? Why have money and wealth grown so quickly in China? Why does the Chinese stock market frequently experience extreme spikes? Why are Chinese property prices so unpredictable? Why are more and more high interest loans being made?
In Wealth of China, prominent financial observer Gao Qiang and well-known economic scholar Yu Yi examine these and other questions in detail. From stock market bubbles to the prospect of financial deregulation, Gao and Yu combine their expertise to explore China’s diverse and complex economy. Along the way, they untangle the central mystery of China’s growth, with clear and candid commentary on a wealth of issues.
Ebook ISBN: 9781627740326
The PLA Navy is a history of modern China’s naval forces, combined with a technical description of the makeup, equipment and missions of the Navy. The book begins with the founding of the Navy, and relates initial successes in the battle for the Yijiangshan Islands. Further milestones round out the history: In the 1970s, the Navy began to widen their theater of operations away from the Chinese coast. In 1984, Chinese Naval vessels reached Antarctic waters for the first time. In 1989, the Chinese naval training ship Zhenghe sailed across the International Date Line and paid a visit to Hawaii. In 2008, two Chinese naval vessels performed escorts to the Gulf of Aden. All of these events are related, many with photographs.
The process of the Navy’s conversion from a collection of outdated vessels to a modern and world-class fleet is detailed, starting with the delivery of Soviet-built destroyers in the mid-1950s. Sections on the PLA Navy’s organization, equipment, and missions round out the volume, which also includes 106 black and white photographs. The PLA Navy was written by military experts, who were assisted by PLA Navy personnel, staff from China’s military academies and research institutions, and by the Office of the Ministry of National Defense. The active participation military personnel makes The PLA Navy the authoritative chronicle of modern China’s navy.
Ebook ISBN: 9781627740814