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Hu Jintao : China's Silent Ruler.

Author: Kerry Brown
Publisher: Singapore : World Scientific, 2012.
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Over the six-month period from late 2012 to early 2013, Hu Jintao, the President of the People's Republic of China, Chair of the Central Military Commission, and Party Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), will relinquish at least two of his three positions. According to the constitution of the CCP, his time as Party head will come to an end, given that he has already served for two terms. Well over the  Read more...
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Biography
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Brown, Kerry, 1967-
Hu Jintao.
Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific Pub., ©2012
(DLC) 2012004360
(OCoLC)757487909
Named Person: Jintao Hu; Jintao Hu
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kerry Brown
ISBN: 9789814350037 9814350036 1280669462 9781280669460 6613646393 9786613646392 9789814350020 9814350028
OCLC Number: 794328424
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; CONTENTS; List of Abbreviations; Foreword; Map of China; Introduction; Chapter 1 Life; Gansu; Return to the Centre and Out Again --
Hu in the Eighties; Hu Jintao and Tibet; Return to the Centre: Hu's Elevation to the Politburo; Who is Hu: The Man of No Qualities?; Chapter 2 The Hu Era: Politics and Internal Affairs; The First Great Challenge: SARS; Addressing Internal Inequalities; The Fall of Chen Liangyu; 2007: The Party Congress; A Historic Year: 2008; Xinjiang, and Charter 08; Political Succession; Chapter 3 A Strong Rich Country: The Chinese Economy Under Hu. China as the Factory of the WorldBehind the Factory Doors; China's Overseas Investment; The Global Economic Crisis; Chapter 4 China's International Face Under Hu; The Legacy of History; Creating the Narrative --
Peaceful Rise; Modern China: Not An Easy Sell; The Mystery of Obama's Handling in China in 2009; 'A Spoilt Little Brother: The Issue of the DPRK'; Frosty Neighbours: Japan; Hu's Big Gamble: A Deal with Taiwan; Hard Power: When All Else Fails; Hu and Foreign Policy; Chapter 5 What Does Hu Think? Ideology in the Hu Era. Worrying About China --
The Historic Path to 21st Century PRC IdeologyIdeology in the 1990s and Early 2000s; Huism from the Start; Reform or Die --
30 Years of Opening Up; Taking Class as the Key Link --
Again; Chapter 6 Always the Party Man: Hu and the CCP; Forms of Party Discipline; Democracy and Wen: A Good Thing?; Dealing with Dissent; The Benefi ts and Threats of the Internet; Conclusion Hu Jintao: A Provisional Assessment; Not a Touchy Feely Man; The Balance Sheet: The Good; The Vision Thing: What was China?; What Makes Us Human, CCP Style; Chinese Voices in a Changing World. Unresolved IssuesThe Leadership Transition; Bibliography; Index.

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