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Jacques deLisle and Avery Goldstein, Eds., China’s Global Engagement: Cooperation, Competition, and Influence in the twenty-first Century

(Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution, 2017), 439p. $33.99 Paperback
  • Hok Wong Cheung
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China’s Global Engagement: Cooperation, Competition, and Influence in the twenty-first Century (2017) is a timely overview of how China engaged with the world, including China’s role in global monetary system (Chapter 2); investment trade (Chapter 3); potential rivalry with US (Chapter 4 and 6); expansion overseas (Chapter 5 and 6); foreign policy (Chapter 7 and 9); security (Chapter 8); territorial issues (Chapter 9); human rights (Chapter 10); intellectual property (Chapter 11) and cultural engagement (Chapter 12 and 13). Avery Goldstein introduces these topics in the context of a rising China in Chapter 1.

Following the volume theme of cooperation, competition, and influence, Gregory Chin describes China as a “True Revisionist” in global monetary system (Chapter 2). Drawing from the speeches and financial behavior of leaders, Chin claims that China had a mixed action on preserving the existing global monetary system as well as promoting the internationalization of the RMB with help...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied Social SciencesThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityKowloonHong Kong

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