China and the World

Balance, Imbalance and Rebalance


Editor: SHAO Binhong
What is China's rightful place on the world stage? Will the world remain unipolar as signs of American decline appear to be mounting? How can China maintain a harmonious relationship with its neighbors? What does China intend to do with the new power and influence that appears to be at its disposal? In light of emergent post-2008 economic realities, how should China adjust its foreign economic relations? This volume, the first of its kind, gathers a collection of translations of influential essays, talks, and papers on Chinese foreign policy, national security, and foreign economic relations written by Chinese elites. Many papers have also served as propositions for policy prescriptions to China's leaders, the vast majority of which have to date only been available in Chinese.

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Shao Binhong, is senior editor of the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and is also the Secretary-General, China Society of World Economics. Since 1996, she has been managing editor-in-chief of the International Economic Review, one of China’s core periodicals.
"Shao Binhong is to be congratulated to her scientific approach in selecting the articles and papers by intellectuals and scholars that have been the most influential during the last two years – and then make them available to an international audience by translating them to English[...]There is an interesting perception of China’s position in the global system that is coming through the articles and that differs slightly from the common foreign perception."
Ulf Dahlsten, Research Associate, London School of Economics

“The volume provides an enormous service and effectively fulfills the purpose set out in its preface. I have benefited greatly from at least half a dozen of the chapters and am citing them prominently in my own latest studies, notably on the possibilities of more extensive trade and economic ties between our two countries.”
C. Fred Bergsten, Senior Fellow and Director Emeritus, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Part I: China and the World
1. Thoughts on the Grand Change of World Politics and China's International Strategy
Wang Jisi
2. China and the World: Balance, Imbalance, and Rebalance
Guo Shuqing
3. Global Management and China’s Responsibilities
Li Daokui
4. Understanding the Changing Relations between China and its Neighbors
Zhang Yunling
5. The China Model and World Order
Su Changhe
6. TPP: A Major Challenge to China in the Process of Its Rise
Li Xiangyang
7. The Rise of China and the Adjustment of the International Order—A Case Study of China’s Participation in the Multilateral Trading System
Song Hong

Part II Global Economy
8. Global Economic Recovery: An Uphill Battle?
Huang Haizhou
9. Structural Changes of Global Economy and New Challenges of Emerging Economy
Zhu Min

Part III Chinese National Security
10. Chinese National Security: Its Missions, Sequences, and Major Characteristics
Wang Yizhou
11. Japan’s Search for a National Identity and its Historical Reflections
Li Wei

Part IV RMB as an International Currency
12. Overcome the Fear of RMB Appreciation
Yu Yongding
13. RMB’s Internationalization Under the System of Limited Exchange Rate and Capital Account Control
Zhang Bin and Xu Qiyuan
14. Enhancing the Status and Role of SDRs in the International Monetary System: Prospects for the RMB Joining the SDR Basket
Qiao Yide

Part V Roundtable Forum
15. China and the United States in the Next Decade
Zhang Weiying, He Huaihong, Huang Haizhou, Yuan Yaxiang and Wang Jisi

All interested in the current development and changes China is undergoing, especially those interested in China's new international relations and foreign economic policies.