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China's Global Presence
China's Global Presence
Edited by David M. Lampton and Catherine H. Keyser
American Enterprise Institute (with the Institute of Southeast Asian Studie, 1988, 256 pp

Eight specialists assess China's political and economic reforms, prospects for increased Sino-American trade, China's high-tech future, Taiwan's political and economic ambitions, China's role in superpower competition and the PRC's impact on regional stability. An arresting analysis by Albert Keidel argues that there are very few conditions under which the Chinese reforms could fail. By the year 2000 he says China's economy will have easily surpassed official targets to quadruple the output of industry and agriculture. He is particularly bullish on the dynamic coastal provinces that hold nearly half of China's population.