The World According To Xi

Author: Kerry Brown
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1838609687
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China is now the most powerful country on earth. Its manufacturing underpins the world's economy; its military is growing at the fastest rate of any nation and its leader - Xi Jinping - is to set the pace and tone of world affairs for decades. In 2017 Xi Jinping became part of the constitution - an honour not seen since Chairman Mao. Here, China expert Kerry Brown guides us through the world according to Xi: his plans to make China the most powerful country on earth and to eradicate poverty for its citizens. In this captivating book we discover Xi's beliefs, how he thinks about communism, and how far he is willing to go to defend it.

The Light That Failed

Author: Ivan Krastev
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241345715
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A landmark book that completely transforms our understanding of the crisis of liberalism, from two pre-eminent intellectuals Why did the West, after winning the Cold War, lose its political balance? In the early 1990s, hopes for the eastward spread of liberal democracy were high. And yet the transformation of Eastern European countries gave rise to a bitter repudiation of liberalism itself, not only there but also back in the heartland of the West. In this brilliant work of political psychology, Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes argue that the supposed end of history turned out to be only the beginning of an Age of Imitation. Reckoning with the history of the last thirty years, they show that the most powerful force behind the wave of populist xenophobia that began in Eastern Europe stems from resentment at the post-1989 imperative to become Westernized. Through this prism, the Trump revolution represents an ironic fulfillment of the promise that the nations exiting from communist rule would come to resemble the United States. In a strange twist, Trump has elevated Putin's Russia and Orbán's Hungary into models for the United States. Written by two pre-eminent intellectuals bridging the East/West divide, The Light that Failed is a landmark book that sheds light on the extraordinary history of our Age of Imitation.

China Entering The Xi Jinping Era

Author: Zheng Yongnian
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317808223
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How will China develop under the new leadership of Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang? This is a key question for both China and the wider world. This book presents a comprehensive overview of the key areas and issues, assessing how things are likely to develop under the new leadership. It considers the economy, trade, politics, and demographics; appraises the leadership, both at the national and provincial levels; and discusses potential flashpoints in China’s relationship with its neighbors and China’s emerging role in world politics. The book emphasizes the great uncertainties surrounding the next phase of China’s development, highlighting the structural problems of the economy, the problems of urbanization and governance, and the deep social cleavages which exist over issues such as income disparity, rampant corruption and unequal opportunities in social mobility. Against this backdrop it measures the emerging leadership of Xi Jinping to assess the prospects for China in the next decade and beyond.

Chinese Politics In The Era Of Xi Jinping

Author: Willy Wo-Lap Lam
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317515765
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Renowned for his coverage of China's elite politics and leadership transitions, veteran Sinologist Willy Lam has produced the first book-length study in English of the rise of Xi Jinping--General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) since November 2012. With rare insight, Lam describes Xi's personal history and his fascination with quasi-Maoist values, the factional politics through which he ascended, the configuration of power of the Fifth-Generation leadership, and the country's likely future directions under the charismatic "princeling." Despite an undistinguished career as a provincial administrator, Xi has rapidly amassed more power than his predecessors. He has overawed his rivals and shaken up the party-state hierarchy by launching large-scale anti-corruption and rectification campaigns. With a strong power base in the People's Liberation Army and a vision of China as an "awakening lion," Xi has been flexing China's military muscle in sovereignty rows with countries including Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines while trying to undermine the influence of the United States in the Asia-Pacific region. While Xi is still fine-tuning his art of governance, his zero tolerance for dissent and his preoccupation with upholding the privileges of the "red aristocracy" and the CCP's status as "perennial ruling party" do not bode well for economic, political, or cultural reforms. Lam takes a close look at Xi's ideological and political profile and considers how his conservative outlook might shape what the new strongman calls "the Great Renaissance of the Chinese race."

The World Before Abraham According To Genesis I Xi

Author: Hinckley Gilbert Thomas Mitchell
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Chinese Spies

Author: Roger Faligot
Editor: Hurst & Company
ISBN: 1787380963
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In 1920s Shanghai, Zhou Enlai founded the first Chinese communist spy network, operating in the shadows against nationalists, Western powers and the Japanese. The story of Chinese spies has been a global one from the start. Unearthing previously unseen papers and interviewing countless insiders, Roger Faligot's astonishing account reveals nothing less than a century of world events shaped by Chinese spies. Working as scientists, journalists, diplomats, foreign students and businessmen, they've been everywhere, from Stalin's purges to 9/11. This murky world has swept up Ho Chi Minh, the Clintons and everyone in between, with the action moving from Cambodia to Cambridge, and from the Australian outback to the centres of Western power. This fascinating narrative exposes the sprawling tentacles of the world's largest intelligence service, from the very birth of communist China to Xi Jinping's absolute rule today.

The World In 2020 According To China

Author: Shao Binhong
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004273913
Size: 18,73 MB
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This volume will be divided into four sections: Chinese Diplomacy, International Strategies, World and China Economy, and Sino-US Relations. In an era when China is rapidly undergoing transitions and reformations, it provides scholars in the English-speaking world with a window to understand the important perspectives of the Chinese academia.

A Library Of The World S Best Literature Ancient And Modern Vol Xi Forty Five Volumes Dana Dickens

Author: Charles Dudley Warner
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1605201685
Size: 12,77 MB
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Popular American essayist, novelist, and journalist CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER (1829-1900) was renowned for the warmth and intimacy of his writing, which encompassed travelogue, biography and autobiography, fiction, and more, and influenced entire generations of his fellow writers. Here, the prolific writer turned editor for his final grand work, a splendid survey of global literature, classic and modern, and it's not too much to suggest that if his friend and colleague Mark Twain-who stole Warner's quip about how "everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it"-had assembled this set, it would still be hailed today as one of the great achievements of the book world. Highlights from Volume 11 include: . excerpts from Dante's Divine Comedy . the nature writing of Charles Darwin . selections from Daniel Dafoe . the poems of Thomas Dekker . the philosophy of Demosthenes . the writings of Ren Descartes . excerpts from Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities . and much, much more.

The India And The World

Author: Krishna Kumar Singh
Editor: Partridge Publishing
ISBN: 1482815915
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The India and the World: Shame and Uncertainty has mainly depicted issues like social, political, economic, poverty, illiteracy, lack of health facilities, insecurity, violence, corruption, indiscriminate armaments, environment pollution, hunger, etc., in India and the world nations, written in the last two and half years. Articles and essays have gone in details about what is happening in India and the globe. Exploitation of poor, downtrodden, and weaker sections of society have been highlighted. Important features of the book are indifference of world nations toward burning issues in the respective countries and also issues of concern throughout the globe. Compassion, peace, and nonviolence have become nobodys concern in India and the globe, and these issues have been kept on the back burner! Notably one thing is very common in the worldthat is the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Shamelessly shameful activities have taken the drivers seat. Everywhere in all the countries, uncertainties prevailit appears that these important issues have little or no priority among elite and political classes ruling the respective nations of the world. General people are helpless and ruling elites are indifferent. Almost all nations are threatened with the so-called terrorism or militant fanaticism, which appear to have adopted militancy because of exploitation and hate campaign against them or their brothers and sisters or their nations in the world. World nations have made terrorism, extremism, and militancy into big hoaxes. Instead of finding solutions, world nations and their political rulers, as well as others, are blaming each other for these hoaxes. Last but not the least, the entire world nations and their people are in the grip of uncertainty and serious threat because of man-made miseries in destroying the environment. Because of unethical and unprincipled pressure on the earth, the earth is itself threatened to bear the burden of man-made destruction of the nature and natural wealth. Thus the earth is under tremendous pressure of sins of the people of the globe!

Around The World In 80 Days

Author: Jules Verne
Editor: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775412407
Size: 20,72 MB
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An unmarried by mathematically precise Englishman dismisses his valet for heating his shaving water two degrees cooler than usual. He hires a French valet to replace him and the two of them set off to travel around the world in eighty days - a supposedly possible feat, now that the Indian railways have been built. If they succeed they will win a fortune off the other members of the Reform Club.