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The Resource Stumbling giant : the threats to China's future, Timothy Beardson

Stumbling giant : the threats to China's future, Timothy Beardson

Label
Stumbling giant : the threats to China's future
Title
Stumbling giant
Title remainder
the threats to China's future
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Beardson
Title variation
Threats to China's future
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While dozens of recent books and articles have predicted the near-certainty of China's rise to global supremacy, this book boldly counters such widely-held assumptions. Timothy Beardson brings to light the daunting array of challenges that today confront China, as well as the inadequacy of leadership's responses. Threats to China come from many fronts, Beardson shows, and by their number and sheer weight these problems will thwart the nation's ambition to take over as the world's "Number 1 power". Drawing on extensive research and experience living and working in Asia over the last 35 years, the author spells out the details of China's situation: an inexorable demographic future of remorseless aging, extreme gender disparity, a shrinking labour force, and even a falling population. Also, the nation faces social instability, a devastated environment, a low-tech economy with inadequate innovation, the absence of an effective welfare safety net, an ossified governance structure, and radical Islam lurking at the borders. Beardson's nuanced, first-hand look at China acknowledges its historic achievements while tempering predictions of its imminent hegemony with a no-nonsense dose of reality
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beardson, Timothy
Dewey number
330.951
Index
index present
LC call number
HC427.95
LC item number
.B42 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • China
  • China
  • China
Label
Stumbling giant : the threats to China's future, Timothy Beardson
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223103588068
  • 31223103588043
  • 31223103588076
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-493) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Making of today's China -- The broken economic model -- The elusive knowledge economy -- Finance -- Social welfare: missing umbrella -- The environment -- Threats to social stability -- Threats to civil stability -- Identity: future of state and party -- America and China: common interests, mutual antagonisms -- Great power relationships -- Central Asia -- Undeclared war in the fourth dimension? -- Nervous neighbors -- China in the world -- Outcomes
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 517 pages
Isbn
9780300165425
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013002119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 813392757
  • (OCoLC)813392757
Label
Stumbling giant : the threats to China's future, Timothy Beardson
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223103588068
  • 31223103588043
  • 31223103588076
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-493) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Making of today's China -- The broken economic model -- The elusive knowledge economy -- Finance -- Social welfare: missing umbrella -- The environment -- Threats to social stability -- Threats to civil stability -- Identity: future of state and party -- America and China: common interests, mutual antagonisms -- Great power relationships -- Central Asia -- Undeclared war in the fourth dimension? -- Nervous neighbors -- China in the world -- Outcomes
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 517 pages
Isbn
9780300165425
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013002119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 813392757
  • (OCoLC)813392757

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