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China 2020

The Next Decade for the People’s Republic of China

This book presents eight separate essays and provides the reader with a unique perspective and objective judgement of where China will stand by the end of the current decade. It is suitable reading for foreign policy practitioners, academics and anyone interested in one of the world’s fastest-developing countries. The eight essays cover the following topics: China’s internal politics; China’s military; China’s economy; China’s international image and its international relations; China’s legal development and China’s western regional development plans. China 2020 assesses where these issues stand today and highlights their likely trajectory over the following decade. A unique feature of this book is that it looks in particular at the policy impact, both for China and other countries, and all the most and least likely outcomes for China’s development in these areas.

Hardbound, 268 Pages

Published: March 2011

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-631-9


  • This stimulating and thought-provoking analysis of what China will be like in ten years' time is particularly valuable for including the views of China experts who do not normally write in the public domain, John Everard, former British Ambassador to North Korea


  • China in 2020: The leadership and the Party; China 2020: International relations; The Chinese economy in the next decade; China’s military in 2020; China’s environment in 2020; China’s western regions 2020: Their national and global implications; China’s rule of law; China’s ‘soft power’ development by 2020.


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