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“China gives and China takes”

African traders and the nondocumenting states

Shanshan Lan

Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, the presence of foreigners in the country has been strictly controlled by the state. The increase of foreign population in China since the late 1970s has been the result of “a deliberate

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Ka-Kin Cheuk

Introduction In early 2012, Indians in China suddenly became the focus of public attention in both India and China. It all began with a local business quarrel involving fifteen Chinese and two Indians at Yiwu, a county-level city in Zhejiang

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The correct secret

Discretion and hypertransparency in Chinese biosecurity

Katherine A. Mason

In Tianmai, China, a booming megalopolis near the border with Hong Kong, we began hearing about it in April 2009: a new virus, appearing first in California, traced back to cases in Mexico, and then slowly, menacingly, making its way around the

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Education, Entertainment, and Indoctrination

Educational Film in Interwar China

Kaiyi Li

Educational film, like modern textbooks, was a foreign educational tool that was imported into China no earlier than the 1920s. Only after Alessandro Sardi, the educational film expert appointed by the League of Nations, visited China in 1931 did

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China’s New Silk Road

Autocracy Promotion in the New Asian Order?

Octavia Bryant and Mark Chou

Situated on the China-Kazakhstan border in the autonomous region of Xinjiang, Horgos is about as far away from Beijing and Shanghai as any Chinese city can be. Officially established only in late 2014, the city of 85,000 residents still has the feel

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Public Evaluation of Society in China

The Social Quality Approach

Ren Liying and Zou Yuchin

very few and need to be taken on board. This study examines the nature (and changes) of the conditional factors as point of departure for people's evaluation of society in China. Based on data from a national representative survey in China in 2017, it

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Poverty and Shame

Interactional Impacts on Claimants of Chinese Dibao

Jian Chen and Lichao Yang

The minimum living standard guarantee known as dibao in Chinese, is the most important institutional arrangement of social assistance in China’s social security system. According to state statistical data, by 2014, more than 70.84 million people

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Nicholas F. Russell

During the eighteenth century, European interest in exotic societies—especially China—reached an all-time high. The memoirs of globe-trotting missionaries, merchants, adventurers, and ambassadors rapidly found their way into a variety of languages

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An Exogenous Path of Development

Explaining the Rise of Corporate Social Responsibility in China

Ka Lin, Dan Banik, and Longfei Yi

developing countries, and the CSR idea has subsequently received considerable attention among both business leaders and political authorities in these countries. For instance, in China, with the growing popularity of CSR, many companies and enterprises

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Is the Kingdom of Bicycles Rising Again?

Cycling, Gender, and Class in Postsocialist China

Hilda Rømer Christensen

) fantasy, scores of bikers would wait patiently for the lights to change, then embark en masse for their destinations. — Noah Feldman, “Beijing Traffic an Object Lesson for Regulation,” China Daily , 28 March 2013 In present-day China, regret about the