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“The Olympic Torch Burns, and Great Suspicion Blazes” – China Narratives in the German Media during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing 2008 „Das olympische Feuer brennt. Und mit ihm lodert das Misstrauen“ – Die Chinaberichterstattung während der Olympischen Sommerspiele in Beijing 2008

Michael Poerner

This paper focuses on the description of China in leading German daily and weekly newspapers during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. On the basis of a brief outline of the main China narratives in German media since the 1950s, this paper analyses China-related articles which were published durin...

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Why half of China's overseas acquisitions could not be completed

Zhang, Jianhong; Ebbers, Haico

About half of China’s overseas acquisition attempts have not been completed; the chance of success is much lower than worldwide. This study provides an overview of China’s overseas acquisition, and investigates the reasons behind the low likelihood that an acquisition deal is completed. By using a s...

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The political thinking of the mainland taishang : some preliminary observations from the field

Schubert, Gunter

"This article explores the political thinking of Taiwanese business people (taishang) and factory managers (taigan) on the Chinese mainland by drawing on qualitative data gathered between 2006 and 2008 in the Pearl River Delta and the Shanghai/ Kunshan metropolitan area. An ideal type of taishang is...

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The financial crisis and China's "Harmonious Society"

Haan, Arjan de

The global financial crisis has had a large negative impact on China's economy, particularly on employment, but the government responses appear to have been effective. This article focuses on the social policy responses after the crisis, and how these are situated in the austere social policies that...

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The Taiwan Dilemma: China, Japan, and the Strait Dynamic

Jason J. Blazevic; Idaho State University

Many Chinese and Japanese authorities believe Taiwan is essential to their respective states’ national security due to the island’s geographic centrality and beneficial proximity to nearby and distant sea lanes. Of further importance is Taiwan’s immediacy to territorial and resource disputes between...

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The Structural Reforms of the Chinese Statistical System Die Strukturreformen des chinesischen Statistiksystems

Günter Moser

The quality of statistical data covering the economic and social development of the People’s Republic of China has been questioned by international and national data users for years. The reasons for this doubt lie mainly in the structure of the Chinese system of statistics. Two parallel systems exis...

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The Political Economy of Collective Labour Legislation in Taiwan

James W. Y. Wang; National Chengchi University

This article provides a seminal analysis of collective labour legislation in Taiwan. A chronological review of Taiwan’s legislative process suggests that the context of incorporation, institutional framework, mechanisms for delivering reforms, and sequence of reforms together shape the legislative o...

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The Financial Crisis and China’s “Harmonious Society”

Arjan de Haan; International Institute for Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam

The global financial crisis has had a large negative impact on China’s economy, particularly on employment, but the government responses appear to have been effective. This article focuses on the social policy responses after the crisis, and how these are situated in the austere social policies that...

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Taiwan’s Democracy: Towards a Liberal Democracy or Authoritarianism?

Dafydd J. Fell; School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

This paper examines how Taiwan moved from being viewed as a model Asian democracy to one allegedly suffering from democratic reversal. The reasons for the declining domestic and international reputation of Taiwan’s democracy are discussed. Lastly, some key political challenges facing Taiwan’s democr...

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Taiwan's democracy: towards a liberal democracy or authoritarianism?

Fell, Dafydd J.

This paper examines how Taiwan moved from being viewed as a model Asian democracy to one allegedly suffering from democratic reversal. The reasons for the declining domestic and international reputation of Taiwan's democracy are discussed. Lastly, some key political challenges facing Taiwan's democr...

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Taiwan's Democracy: Towards a liberal democracy or authoritarianism?

Fell, Dafydd

This paper examines how Taiwan moved from being viewed as a model Asian democracy to one allegedly suffering from democratic reversal. The reasons for the declining domestic and international reputa- tion of Taiwan’s democracy are discussed. Lastly, some key political challenges facing Taiwan’s demo...

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Singulière et ambiguë: la relation franco-chinoise en redéfinition

Niquet, Valérie; Forschungsinstitut der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V.

"Trotz einzelner Krisen erfuhren die französisch-chinesischen Beziehungen seit Beginn der achtziger Jahre eine stetige Intensivierung, die um die Jahrtausendwende zur Begründung einer 'strategischen Partnerschaft' zwischen beiden Ländern führte. Ein wachsendes Ungleichgewicht zwischen beiden Volkswi...

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Reliability, Validity, and Cut Scores of the South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS) for Chinese

Tang, So-kum Catherine; Wu, S. M. Anise; Tang, C. Y. Joe; Yan, W. C. Elsie

We examined the reliability, validity, and classification accuracy of the South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS) when adopted for use in Chinese. The DSM-IV criteria for pathological gambling served as the standard against which the classification accuracy of the SOGS was tested. A total of 283 Chinese a...

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Realpolitik dynamics and image construction in the Russia-China relationship: forging a strategic partnership?

Freire, Maria Raquel; Mendes, Carmen Amado

Russia and China are two big players in the international system, both of which share interests and concerns and compete for preponderance and affirmation at the regional level. As a framework for political-military cooperation, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) frames this relationship in...

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Realpolitik Dynamics and Image Construction in the Russia-China Relationship: Forging a Strategic Partnership? Dynamik der Realpolitik und Imageaufbau in den russisch-chinesischen Beziehungen: Fälschung einer strategischen Partnerschaft?

Maria Raquel Freire; Faculdade de Economia da Universidade de Coimbra; Carmen Amado Mendes; Faculdade de Economia da Universidade de Coimbra

Russia and China are two big players in the international system, both of which share interests and concerns and compete for preponderance and affirmation at the regional level. As a framework for political-military cooperation, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) frames this relationship in...

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Official/ unofficial: information management and social association

Hearn, Kay

This paper explores the debates around civil society and corporatism as ways of understanding changes in social association, including non-governmental organisations and protest groups, and information management in relation to the development of the Internet. Both concepts have been used to examine...

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New approaches to cross-strait integration and its impacts on Taiwan's domestic economy: an emerging "Chaiwan"?

Cheung, Gordon C. K.

Taiwan's Legislative Yuan and Presidential elections in January and March 2008 respectively re-orientated cross-Strait relations from hostility to co-operation. On 4 November 2008, Chen Yunlin, head of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), and Chiang Pin-kun (Jiang Bingkun...

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Nationalism in Chinese cyberspace

Hughes, Christopher R.

This article takes reactions to atrocities committed against ethnic Chinese during the riots that swept Indonesia in May 1998 as a case study by which to analyse the politics of nationalism in Chinese cyberspace. By focusing on Chinese website activity during the weeks that led up to an unauthorise...

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NGOs in China die Entwicklung des Dritten Sektors

Brie, Maria; Pietzcker, Hagen; Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung gGmbH

"In China sind in den vergangen zwei Jahrzehnten geschätzt über 2 Millionen NGOs entstanden, ohne die Sozial-, Gesundheits- und Umweltpolitik kaum noch umsetzbar wären. Auch internationale NGOs, die sich in China engagieren und mit chinesischen NGOs kooperieren haben diese Entwicklung unterstützt. D...

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Managing stability in the Taiwan strait: non-military policy towards Taiwan under Hu Jintao

Chang, Wu-ueh; Chao, Chien-min

China's Taiwan policy has been one of coupling intimidation (the "stick" approach) with coercion (the "carrot" approach), a policy mix which, in the near term, is not likely to change, as is evidenced by the passage of the "Anti-Secession Law" in March, 2005. However, under Hu Jintao, the focus has ...

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Future impacts of Chinese and Asian dependency upon energy from the Middle East and Central Asia

Umbach, Frank; Reiter, Erich; Hazdra, Peter

"Chinas Energiesicherheit kann nur in einer internationalen Politik erreicht werden, die der Globalisierung Rechnung trägt und nach ökonomischen Maßstäben verfasst ist. Die internationale Gemeinschaft sollte um des Friedens Willen großes Interesse an Chinas Energiesicherheit und politischer Kooperat...

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Einzigartig und widersprüchlich: die Neudefinition der französisch-chinesischen Beziehungen

Niquet, Valérie; Forschungsinstitut der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V.

"Trotz einzelner Krisen erfuhren die französisch-chinesischen Beziehungen seit Beginn der achtziger Jahre eine stetige Intensivierung, die um die Jahrtausendwende zur Begründung einer 'strategischen Partnerschaft' zwischen beiden Ländern führte. Ein wachsendes Ungleichgewicht zwischen beiden Volkswi...

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Die Strukturreformen des chinesischen Statistiksystems

Moser, Günter

The quality of statistical data covering the economic and social development of the People’s Republic of China has been questioned by international and national data users for years. The reasons for this doubt lie mainly in the structure of the Chinese system of statistics. Two parallel systems exis...

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Cross-strait integration – a new research focus in the Taiwan studies field

Schubert, Gunter

Introduction to Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 1/2010.

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Commentary on "A modest proposal for a basic agreement on peaceful cross-strait development" by Chang Ya-chung

Hughes, Christopher R.

This critique assesses Prof. Chang Ya-chung’s draft basic agreement for cross-Strait relations by arguing that it overstates changes in Beijing’s Taiwan policy, which is based on a strategy that has not seen substantial change since it was devised in the early 1990s to prevent the island’s democrati...

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Climate change in China the development of China's climate policy and its integration into a new international post-Kyoto climate regime

Oberheitmann, Andreas; Sternfeld, Eva

According to the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report, global emissions of carbon dioxide have to be reduced by about 80 per cent by 2050 in order to stabilise the increase in global temperature at 2 to 2.4°C by 2100 compared with its pre-industrial level. An increase of only 2°C would bring about "accep...

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Climate Change in China – The Development of China’s Climate Policy and Its Integration into a New International Post-Kyoto Climate Regime

Andreas Oberheitmann; Tsinghua University; Eva Sternfeld; Technical University Berlin

According to the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report, global emissions of carbon dioxide have to be reduced by about 80 per cent by 2050 in order to stabilise the increase in global temperature at 2 to 2.4°C by 2100 compared with its pre-industrial level. An increase of only 2°C would bring about “accep...

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Chinese perceptions of Russian foreign policy during the Putin administration U.S.-Russia relations and "strategic triangle" considerations

Cheng, Joseph Yu-shek

This article examines the Chinese perception of Russian foreign policy during the Putin administration by analysing Beijing's assessment of Russia’s foreign policy objectives and its policy towards the U.S., as reflected in the official media and the authoritative publications of China’s major secur...

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Chinese foreign policy in transition: trends and implications

Zhang, Baohui

Chinese foreign policy has been transformed in recent years. This article seeks to provide a systematic analysis of the most salient features of the new Chinese foreign policy. It identifies five such features. Based on these features, the article suggests that China is poised to become a true globa...

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Chinese Foreign Policy in Transition: Trends and Implications

Baohui Zhang; Lingnan University

Chinese foreign policy has been transformed in recent years. This article seeks to provide a systematic analysis of the most salient features of the new Chinese foreign policy. It identifies five such features. Based on these features, the article suggests that China is poised to become a true globa...

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Chinas Energie- und Rohstoffdiplomatie und die Auswirkungen auf die EU-China-Beziehungen

Umbach, Frank

"The objective of this paper is to analyse China s energy and raw material diplomacy in the context of recent global energy developments and the EU-China relationship. For several years, the EU and its member states pay increasingly attention to China's energy diplomacy, particularly in the Middle E...

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China's trade relations with the United States in perspective

Wang, Dong

China's trade relations with the United States over the past four decades is a topic that has not been fully dealt with in scholarly works. This paper charts the course of US-China economic relations since 1971, explains the principal forces stimulating growth and encouraging change and, finally, di...

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China's foreign- and security-policy decision-making processes under Hu Jintao

Cabestan, Jean-Pierre

Since 1979, foreign- and security-policy-making and implementation processes have gradually and substantially changed. New modes of operation that have consolidated under Hu Jintao, actually took shape under Jiang Zemin in the 1990s, and some, under Deng Xiaoping. While the military's role has dimin...

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China and Vietnam chances and limitations of bilateral cooperation

Will, Gerhard; Bundesinstitut für ostwissenschaftliche und internationale Studien

'Die chinesisch-vietnamesischen Beziehungen bieten seit einigen Jahren ein sehr widersprüchliches Erscheinungsbild. Trotz ständig wiederholter Freundschaftsbeteuerungen, einem dichten Austausch von Delegationen auf allen Ebenen und stark angewachsenen Handelsbeziehungen, beschuldigen sich beide Seit...

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Byways and Highways of Direct Investment: China and the Offshore World

William Vlcek; University of St. Andrews

This paper examines a lacuna in the literature on foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to China: the absence of analysis for the prominent location of small Caribbean and Pacific islands as leading sources of FDI. An indeterminate amount of domestic capital is embedded in these FDI flows, which dis...

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Between dependency and autonomy – Taiwanese entrepreneurs and local Chinese governments

Lee, Chun-yi

This paper focuses on the changing interaction between Taiwanese entrepreneurs and local Chinese governments. Through the analysis of this changing process, it can be seen that Taiwanese businesses are a special "asset" of Chinese governments. The main argument of this paper is that both central and...

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A profile of the operations of Chinese multinationals in Africa

Alden, Chris; Davies, M.

China's goal is not to overturn the world order but instead to participate in this order to reinforce it and even to profit from it.

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A modest proposal for a basic agreement on peaceful cross-strait development

Chang, Ya-chung

"In order to promote peaceful development in cross-Strait relations, this article proposes that both sides of the Taiwan Strait sign a 'Basic Agreement on Peaceful Cross-Strait Development' - a temporary agreement (modus vivendi) to determine political relations and future development across the Str...

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Hughes, Christopher R.

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Fell, Dafydd

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"Das olympische Feuer brennt. Und mit ihm lodert das Misstrauen" die Chinaberichterstattung während der Olympischen Sommerspiele in Beijing 2008

Poerner, Michael

This paper focuses on the description of China in leading German daily and weekly newspapers during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. On the basis of a brief outline of the main China narratives in German media since the 1950s, this paper analyses China-related articles which were published durin...

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