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An authoritative analysis of the result of China's economic transformation. The book is important in focusing on regional comparisons and differences within China. The author analyzes the uneven distribution of natural and human resources and probes into the evolution of economic systems and policies from which differing regional economic performances have resulted. A multiregional comparison of the Chinese economy is conducted in terms of macroeconomic index, real living standard, and regional inequality. The author studies the possibilities and conditions for Chinese economic optimisations. Lastly, the author provides statistical information and economic analyses of the greater China area.
This book investigates the perceptions of political actors towards the creation of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) in Europe. The research is largely based on personal interviews conducted with key informants in central banks, finance ministries, employers' organizations and trade unions in Britain, France and Germany. It examines why actors perceived EMU to serve or frustrate their interests. It concludes that actors favoured EMU for a variety of reasons. The book contributes to the literature of European integration and incorporates economic, political and historical facts.