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China Matters: Getting It Right for Australia
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Bates Gill Linda Jakobson
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China Matters: Getting It Right for Australia

Bates Gill Linda Jakobson


Black Inc

International relations;
Business & Economics;
International economics


256 pages

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China's meteoric growth over the last 30 years has seen the country transformed into a prosperous and powerful nation. As Australia's largest trading partner and signatory to a recent Free Trade Agreement, China's future is undeniably linked with our own.

So how will China's domestic issues affect its relationship with Australia? Will China's demand for Australian goods and services continue to grow? Can the Communist Party continue its balancing act of expanding its middle class, while cracking down on free speech and intensifying censorship? Will it make the leap to a green and high-tech economy? How will it use its growing power, regionally and globally?

China Matters is a concise, up-to-date overview of what is happening in China right now, and the implications for Australia. Written by Australia-based, internationally renowned China-watchers Bates Gill and Linda Jakobson, this nuanced account examines the country's unique tensions and contradictions, and considers what Australia can do to best shape our relationship with this emerging superpower.

China Matters
is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the consequences of strengthening ties with - and doing business in - a changing and increasingly powerful China.

By:   Bates Gill, Linda Jakobson
Imprint:   Black Inc
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 233mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   342g
ISBN:   9781863959179
ISBN 10:   1863959173
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   March 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

'Cuts through the volatile mix of hype, hysteria and complacency surrounding the Middle Kingdom in Australia to sketch out a nuanced road map for dealing with Asia's rising super power.' --Richard McGregor 'Australians must learn to live with China's power. This is simply the best all-round guide we have for how to do this.' --Hugh White 'For all its modern gloss, China is scarcely less strangely and severely governed by today's communist elite than it was under imperial dynasties. Yet its connections and influence have already become ubiquitous in Australia today, bringing great opportunity but also risk. This should command the educated attention of all Australians. That is why China matters. That is why China Matters matters.' --Rowan Callick, author of Party Time: Who Runs China and How 'For an Australia increasingly divided between a reliance on China for its future prosperity, and an apprehension about what a powerful China means for its security and values, China Matters is a timely intervention. Deeply knowledgeable, engagingly argued, and most importantly wise and balanced, this book should be read by all Australians who think seriously about their country's future.' --Michael Wesley, author of Restless Continent: Wealth, Rivalry and Asia's New Geopolitics 'Jakobson and Gill avoid the common twin traps of China analysis. They are not romantic or rabid. They offer a timely realism. This book helps brace Australia for a tricky future with a great, rising power that we need to understand.' --Peter Hartcher, author of The Sweet Spot: How Australia Made Its Own Luck - And Could Now Throw It All Away

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