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A Parisian in Xi'an

A Parisian in Xi’an

Jean de Miribel arrived in China shortly after the Tangshan earthquake in July 1976. The tall, genial foreign-language expert joined the Xi’an International Studies University (XISU) that September, and immediately worked to inspire students to share a passion for literature and science.
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China's New Strategies for Governing the Country

The Roots and Soul of the Chinese People

The Roots & Soul of the Chinese People is a brave and ambitious attempt by author Mr Xu Jun to connect the dots between the ‘socialist core values’ drawing on Marxism espoused and promoted by the Communist Party of China (CPC) today with China’s long cultural heritage – including Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Mohism, Legalism and numerous other –isms – dating all the way back to the Spring and Autumn and Warring States periods and to the pre-historic mythological times of the Yellow Emperor and the Yan Emperor.

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China's New Strategies for Governing the Country

China’s New Strategies for Governing the Country

To say that China is a nation in transition is both a statement of the obvious and also a massive understatement. In the last 30 years, this country of 1.4 billion people has experienced an annual economic growth rate of 10% or more, which has brought it to the forefront of the world’s trading nations. It has seen great shifts of population – over half its citizens now live in cities compared with just one-fifth before the reform process began – and huge changes to its social and legal structures. It has industrialized and modernized faster than any society has ever attempted before.

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Shanghai - the Pacesetter of China’s Reform and Opening Up

Shanghai – the Pacesetter of China’s Reform and Opening Up

Shanghai was the economic center of the far east in the early 20th century, when it was known as the ‘Paris of the orient’. Decades of relative decline followed until the start of China’s reform and opening-up policy and the decision to develop Pudong. Since then, Shanghai has regained its status as the country’s leading industrial and commercial center, and emerged as a key city in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Leadership Selection and Appointment in China

Leadership Selection and Appointment in China

This book provides a fascinating insight into how China’s leaders are chosen. It explains the basic standards, guiding principles and procedures that are used in the process, and details the examination and evaluation systems, along with the supervisory and disciplinary measures that are deployed. It gives readers a comprehensive and systematic understanding of how China’s leaders are selected and appointed.

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China’s Agriculture and Rural Development in The Post-Reform Era

China’s Agriculture and Rural Development in The Post-Reform Era

China’s much-vaunted ‘reform and opening up’ started in the countryside in the late 1970s with the change from planned, centralised, collectivised agriculture in commune and brigade enterprises to the creation of town and village enterprises (TVEs) based on the household contract responsibility system which allowed Chinese farmers for the first time since the founding of the PRC to use land to grow their own crops and develop their own agribusinesses once they had fulfilled their quotas for the collective.

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China’s Reform, Opening Up and the Construction of Development Zones

China’s Reform, Opening Up and the Construction of Development Zones

Initiated in 1978, China’s reform and opening up is regarded as the greatest economic transformation in the country’s history. By changing the property ownership system and altering the structure of resource distribution, the Communist Party was able to reform its former planned economy and open up its closed economic system.

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The Education and Training of Officials in China

Leadership Education and Training in China

Every year some 15 million Chinese officials are trained by teaching personnel numbering around 108,000 – a volume unmatched anywhere else in the world. There are over 4,500 of cial education and training institutions in China above the county level, including 3,100 party schools, 300 schools of administration, 400 cadre schools and 600 professional training centers. This book gives readers a rare insight into how China educates and trains its officials to run the most populous country and second biggest economy in the world.

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China Business Handbook 2017

China Business Handbook 2017
(19th edition)

The latest 2017 edition of the China Business Handbook is designed, as always, to keep readers abreast of business and economic developments in the world’s 2nd-biggest economy. The gap between China’s economy and the next biggest is already huge with China’s US$11.39 trillion GDP being bigger than the world’s 3rd, 4th and 5th biggest economies combined – namely – Japan, Germany and the UK with GDPs of US$4.73, US$3.49 and US$2.65 trillion respectively. The China Business Handbook, packed with the latest available statistics, enables you to track China’s economic performance province by province and company by company

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Wan Li- Resolute Reformer and Legislator

Wan Li: Resolute Reformer and Legislator

Wan Li, one of China’s revolutionary greats hailing from Shandong, operated at the highest level of party and government, including secretary of the CPC central committee secretariat, chairman of the National People’s Congress (NPC) standing committee, vice premier of the state council for agriculture, minister of railways and Beijing mayor.

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Tu Youyou China's first female Noble Prize winner

Tu Youyou China’s First Female Noble Prize Winner

As the first Chinese female scientist to win a Nobel prize (in physiology or medicine) in 2015, what were Tu Youyou’s formative experiences and the major events that shaped her life? How did this remarkable woman − without a medical degree, doctorate or overseas work experience – make such a valuable contribution to the control of malaria? This book explores the extraordinary career of this modest, frugal and very unconventional scientist and records her inspirational work.

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Xi Zhongxun, Father of a Great Nation’s Leader

Xi Zhongxun: Father of a Great Nation’s Leader

As a student revolutionary, Xi Zhongxun saw that Chinaʼs communists had only one source of strength: not money, not modern arms, not foreign aid, but the support of Chinaʼs ʻplain folkʼ. For them, the maxim ʻServe the Peopleʼ was an imperative.

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Gu Mu Revolutionary Thinker, Organiser and Technocrat

Gu Mu: Revolutionary Thinker, Organiser and Technocrat

Gu Mu was a major figure in the transformation of China’s economy following the death of Mao Zedong, making a huge contribution in implementing Deng Xiaoping’s policies of reform and opening up in the 1980s.

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Xiang Nan Champion of Reform in Fujian

Xiang Nan: Champion of Reform in Fujian

Born in Fujian in 1918, Xiang Nan was a major force in the province, where he is still remembered for his contributions to reform and opening up.

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Ren Zhongyi- Frontline Fighter and Economic Reformer

Ren Zhongyi: Frontline Fighter and Economic Reformer

Ren Zhongyi spent most of his career operating at municipal or provincial level – hence the title of this book – Ren Zhongyi: Frontline Fighter and Economic Reformer. Another very apt title for this pictorial biography would have been – Ren Zhongyi: Criticism and Struggle Endurance Champion. Why so?

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Supply-side Structural Reform Ushers In China’s New Normal

This very topical book – Supply-side Structural Reform Ushers in China’s New Normal – is compiled from exclusive interviews with the authorities conducted by People’s Daily journalists. While China’s falling GDP growth rate and the country’s need to adapt to a period of lower growth after decades of double-digit growth has been a hot topic of discussion among Chinese and international economists for some time now, the top Chinese authorities’ decision at the end of 2015 to push ahead with supply-side structural reform is brand new (as of January 2016).

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The New Normal Chinese Style

The ‘New Normal’ Chinese Style and What It Means for the Global Economy

This book represents the latest thinking from China’s leading academics and economists about how the country needs to adjust its economy to fit the ‘new normal’ Chinese style.

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The Communist Party of China: Past, Present, and Future of Party Building

The Communist Party of China: Past, Present, and Future of Party Building

If the Communist Party of China (CPC) was a country, its population would rank as the 21st biggest in the world. Then imagine that, in addition to developing and organizing its 65m party members, it had to embed them among a population of 1.38bn people so that the party could lead and guide the world’s biggest population to develop from economic backwardness after years of war and destruction to become the 2nd largest economy in the world within nine decades.

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A New Analysis of Urbanization in China

The urbanization rate in China soared from 29.4% in 1996 to 52.6% in 2012 following an upsurge in the construction of development zones, new urban districts and international metropolises.

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The Framework of the Chinese Government and Public Services

The Framework of the Chinese Government and Public Services

China is undergoing profound demographic, societal and cultural changes, and these changes are having a considerable impact on the provision of public services and on the complex relationship between the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the government. This book introduces the framework of the Chinese government, explains the constitution and the operation of the National People’s Congress (NPC), the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the central people’s government and local governments.

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Monday Morning Mail

Monday Morning Mail by Scott Kronick, President and CEO, Ogilvy Public Relations Asia Pacific (also author of The Lighter Side of China), provides an insight into the philosophy and day-to-day operations of one of China’s most respected and successful PR firms.

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China Sci-tech

An Overview of China’s Sci-tech Innovation over the Past Decade

An Overview of China’s sci-tech Innovation over the Past Decade charts the story of a deep-water drilling project that has transformed oil and gas exploration, and explains how China’s broadband mobile communication techniques have become internationally recognised.

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Rule of Law

The Role of Happiness in People’s Lives

Despite decades of double-digit GDP growth in China, many of the country’s residents are still far from being happy. Why have decades of high economic growth not resulted in more widespread happiness? What is the link between happiness and GDP? What is the party and government doing to address the situation and what will they do in the future?

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Rule of Law

China’s Economic Diplomacy

Stretching back to the Warring States period, China has deployed economic diplomacy with great skill. In modern times, China has taken advantage of its growing economic strength to exert more influence in the international arena. Keeping a low profile dominated foreign policy thinking during Hu Jintao’s time, but the global financial crisis in 2008 created an opportunity for the country to take a more high profile and assertive stance.

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Rule of Law

Evolving Towards Rule of Law in China

China is often viewed with suspicion by the West due to its perceived backwardness in implementing the rule of law. However, these assumptions are misplaced, according to this thought-provoking and timely examination of new developments in China’s constitutional system.

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The Rise & Fall of China’s Top 500 Companies

China has rapidly become the world’s second largest economy. This could not have been achieved without the contribution of its most successful businesses and entrepreneurs. The number of Chinese companies appearing in the Global Top 500 list has increased from just 11 in 2002 to 86 in 2013. Today, only the US has more companies that feature in this list, and the gap is rapidly closing.

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The Lighter Side of China (Bilingual Edition)

After the huge success of the English edition, published in January 2014, ACA Publishing is delighted to publish this bilingual edition of ‘The Lighter Side of China’ by Scott Kronick. Translated by Liu Hai Ming, edited by ACA Publishing, and proofread by Wei Li-Chin, this bilingual edition will fulfill the needs of Chinese readers, and those learning English.

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The China Business Handbook 2015

The China Business Handbook (CBH) is the most authoritative and well known annual business guide currently available. With over 18 years of development, it is unrivaled in accuracy and wealth of current market information. ACA’s landmark product is being sold world-wide in over 52 countries.

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China: an Insider’s Guide

In ‘China: an Insider’s Guide,’ published by ACA Publishing, author Chris Ruffle, and his team at Open Door Capital Management, captivate readers with insightful details to produce a boots-on-the ground perspec- tive of everyday life in China. Through considering a broad range of economic and social cultural issues, Ruffle and his team present the real China they see every day. Some of the topics they look at are ghost towns, the importance of names, the Chinese Dream, the changing countryside, urban wildlife, and corporate risk. For readers who are interested in investing in, or simply understanding, China, this book will prove to be invaluable.

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The Lighter Side of China

In ‘The Lighter Side of China,’ Scott Kronick delights the reader with comic tales and lessons learnt from living and working in China and North Asia over the past two decades. In a series of 25 short stories accompanied by elegantly-sketched cartoons and crammed with amusing and informative anecdotes, Kronick light-heartedly chronicles the potential pitfalls of negotiating through interpreters, how his Chinese colleagues chose their English names, and the trials and tribulations of grappling with ‘squatter’ toilets.

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The China Business Handbook (Chinese Edition)
中国商旅手册

The Chinese edition of the CBH is already on its 8th edition. This handbook is primarily for Chinese readers conducting business in China.

The Chinese edition is translated every year to reflect the most up-to-date and accurate information.

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My Thirty Years in China

My Thirty Years in China is a collection of autobiographies of select foreign pioneers of business and industry in China. The collection includes memoirs by Sidney Rittenberg, Clinton Dines, Joerge Wuttke, and Michael De Clercq among others.

For the few foreign business people who have been engaged with China since this time, the changes have been dramatic. Their memories and insights – sometimes comic, sometimes sad – recall the joys and frustrations of their adopted home and paint a fascinating picture of what has changed in China over the past three decades – and what has not.

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TusPark, All you want to know about Tsinghua University Science Park

In ‘TusPark, All you want to know about Tsinghua University Science Park,’compiled by Herbert Chen, the authors examine the secret behind TusPark’s success in developing its internationally recognised science park. Over its 20 years, TusPark has incubated more than 1,500 enterprises and commercialized world leading technologies in digital imaging, 3D printing, telemedicine, digital TV, integrated circuits, carbon nanotubes, etc.

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Beijing Olympics Collection

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