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Haugen, David M., 1969-
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Detroit : Greenhaven Press, [2006]

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255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Presents a collection of essays that cover varying opinions on China, covering such topics as its economy, its status as a military power, its lack of environmental protection for its resources, and its record on human rights.
What are the most serious crises facing China? China faces a pollution crisis / Economist -- China faces an energy crisis / Philip Andrews-Speed / China faces a health crisis / Lancet -- China faces a governance crisis / Minxin Pei. How strong is China's economy? China can sustain economic growth / John Wong and Sarah Chan -- China cannot sustain economic growth / Bruce Gilley -- China's trade policies harm the U.S. economy / Robert E. Scott -- China's trade policies do not harm the U.S. economy / Stephen Roach -- The United States should force China to reduce intellectual property theft / Bruce Stokes -- China is taking action against intellectual property theft / Veronica Weinstein and Dennis Fernandez. Is China a military threat? China's military is modernizing / U.S. Department of Defense -- The modernizing of China's military is overstated / Ivan Eland -- China is a nuclear threat / Thomas M. Kane -- China is not a nuclear threat / Jeffrey Lewis -- War with China over Taiwan is possible / Richard Halloran -- War with China over Taiwan is unlikely / Michael O'Hanlon. What is the state of China's democratization? The Communist Party is promoting liberal reform in China / Jiang Zemin -- The Communist Party is thwarting liberal reform in China / Jacques deLisle -- China still suffers from human rights abuses / Amnesty International -- China is making advances in human rights / Information Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China -- China lacks media freedom / Bei Ling and Andrea Huss -- China's media freedom is increasing / James Borton -- China lacks religious freedom / U.S. Department of State -- China safeguards religious freedom / Chinese Embassy in the United States.
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