One of the momentous events of the world today is the emergence of China as an economic and political power. Unprecedented rates of economic growth have catapulted China into the forefront of the world arena. Malaysia took the bold step to establish diplomatic relations with China in 1974. This publication is a celebration of three decades of close ties between the two neighbours. Following an overview of China's development and regional relations, China-Malaysia relations are examined from different perspectives, focusing on bilateral relations prior to formal diplomatic ties, Malaysian investments in China, the impact of " Made in China" products, complementary trade relations, and the future of bilateral economic ties. The next section delves into China's regional co-operation and international relations focusing on East Asian regionalism, security and development, production networks, globalization and the impact of American k-economy on Asia-Pacific countries. The final part deals with trends of development in China with attention on the legal environment, the strategies of foreign banks, China and international construction contracts and the science and technology innovation systems. This book will contribute to a better understanding and appreciation of the vast potentials of China as a production base and market as well as its growing political clout and implications for the future.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 31 December, 2007.