China’s 19th Party Congress: Start of a New Era World Scientific, 2018

An overview of China under the leadership of Xi Jinping, looking at the key areas of corruption, geopolitics, domestic politics and Taiwan relations.


This book gives an overview of key themes domestically and internationally from the 19th Communist Party Congress held in Beijing in October 2017, setting out the main policy priorities for the Xi government in China as the country moves towards fulfillment of the first Centenary Goal, the hundredth anniversary of the Communist Party of China in 2021.

Written as the first full length analysis by an international group of authors of different aspects of the Congress, making it perfect for graduate students and researchers, as well as individuals interested in China Studies.


  • About the Editor
  • List of Contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • Contexts: The Xi Jinping Consolidation at the 19th Party Congress (Kerry Brown)
  • The Belt and Road Initiative Before and Beyond the 19th Party Congress (Igor Rogelja)
  • Sharpening ‘Swords’ and Strengthening ‘Cages’: Anticorruption Under Xi (Konstantinos Tsimonis)
  • China’s Evolving Relationship with the United States: The Impact of the 19th Party Congress and Xi’s Second Term in Power (Meghan Iverson)
  • From Initiatives to a ‘New Era’? China’s Economic Policies at the Time of the 19th Party Congress (Jan Knoerich and Qing Xu)
  • China and the Challenges of its Environment (Isabel Hilton and Benjamin Barratt)
  • Land Institution Reform Under Xi: Policy Changes and Implications (Xin Sun and Yifan Cheng)
  • Chinese Wisdom: New Norms for Development and Global Governance (Yang Jiang)
  • The China–Taiwan Relationship Before and After 19th Congress (Chun-Yi Lee)
  • Index

Sample Chapter: Chapter One: Contexts:

China and the EU in Context: Insights for Business and Investors Palgrave 2014

A series of essays by an international group of experts on China EU relations.

Brings together the research of world-class commentators on China from across Europe to explore the policy aspects of the China-EU relationship. Aimed at practitioners, this book shows how to relate to China practically and understand its complexities for business purposes, including investment, social unrest, and China’s five-year program.

With chapters by Prof Jeremy Clegg Dr Hinrich Voss Dr Thierry Apoteker Prof Robert Ash Prof Robin Porter Prof Tim Summers Dr Michael Dillon Dr Lynette Ong Dr Christian Goebel Dr Bates Gill Andrew Small Prof David Norse Dr Yuelai Lu Prof Jikun Huang Dr Kevin Latham Dr Bin Wu.

The European China Relationship: European Perspectives: A Manual for Policy Makers World Scientific/Imperial College Press, 2013

Policy papers authored by international experts on all aspects of the EU relationship with China. A unique overview.

This book brings together 30 papers commissioned from 2011 to 2013 by the EU-funded Europe–China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN). These papers, thematically grouped in sections on economics, society and politics, were written by some of the world’s leading China experts in Europe, and give a European perspective of this complex relationship. The papers provide a broad overview of how Europeans see the key challenges currently faced by China and Europe as well as a unique insight into the related policy aspects of the vexed and complex relationship of the two largest trading partners in the world.

The EU–China Relationship: European Perspectives is written in a highly pragmatic manner, focusing on specific political, economic and social issues that impact on international relations. It is an essential EU toolkit and policy handbook for academics and policy makers in government and business who are engaging with China, not just in the EU but across the world.

Sample Chapter: Introduction:


  • China and the EU: The General Context:
    • Chinese Internal Views of the EU (Gudrun Wacker)
    • The Chinese Five Year Programme (2011–2015) and Europe 2020 (Roderic Wye)
    • China’s Green Economy and EU–China Cooperation (Jørgen Delman and Ole Odgaard)
  • Chinese Internal Politics and the EU:
    • China: The National People’s Congress (Roderic Wye)
    • The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC): Its Role and Its Future (Jean-Pierre Cabestan)
    • The Role of Chinese Soft Power
    • The Situation of Lawyers in the PRC (Nicholas Bequelin)
    • Cadre Training and the Party School System in Contemporary China (Frank N Pieke)
    • The Role of Think Tanks in China (Nicola Casarini)
    • Public Consultations in China (Jasper Becker)
  • Chinese International Relations:
    • An Assessment of EU–China Relations in Global Governance Forums (Giovanni B Andornino)
    • China’s Response to the US ‘Return to Asia’ Tour (Andrew Small)
    • BRICS: A Cohesive Grouping? (Sylvia Hui)
    • China–Pakistan Relations (Gareth Price)
    • The Chinese Reaction to the March 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami and the Nuclear Aftermath (Caroline Rose)
    • China–Vietnam Relations on Maritime Borders (Marianna Brungs)
    • Patterns of China–Russia Cooperation in Multilateral Forums (Neil Munro)
    • Competing Claims in the South China Sea: Assessment and Prospects (Philip Andrews-Speed)
    • The Impact of the Arab Revolutions on China’s Foreign Policy (Ben Simpfendorfer)
    • China and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (Amy Studdart)
    • Reappraising Chinese Engagement in Africa (Ian Taylor)
    • China’s Energy Policy Towards Central Asia (Bobo Lo)
    • China and Latin America (Rhys Jenkins)
    • China’s ‘Non-Policy’ for Afghanistan (Bernt Berger)
    • China–Burma Relations (Marianna Brungs)
    • China and Southeast Asia (David Camroux)
    • The Changing Politics of Nepal (Gareth Price)
    • China and Russia’s Competition for East and Southeast Asia Energy Resources (Philip Andrews-Speed)
  • The Chinese Economy:
    • The Liberalisation of Chinese Financial Markets (Vilem Semerak)
    • Investment Provisions in China’s Free Trade Agreements (Christopher M Dent)
    • Bond Issuance by Local Authorities in China (Vanessa Rossi)
    • The Role of Shadow Banking in Chinese Business (Sandrine Lunven)
    • Family Businesses in China
    • Where Does China Stand in the Eurobond Debate? (Vanessa Rossi)
    • Innovation in China (Alice Rezková)
    • Chinese Investments into the EU Energy Sector (Hinrich Voss)
    • Chinese Overseas Acquisitions: The Nokia Siemens/Motorola Case (Marc Laperrouza)
    • The Chinese Middle Class (Paul French)
    • Tax and Pensions in China (Stuart Leckie and Rita Xiao)
    • Waste Management in China
  • Chinese social Issues:
    • Social Unrest in China (Jude Howell)
    • The Recent Labour Unrest in China and the Politics of Handling Collective Mobilisation by the Party-State (Eric Florence)
    • Urbanisation, Rural-to-Urban Migration and Housing in China (Bettina Gransow)
    • Land Acquisition in China (Staphany Wong)
    • China’s Food Security (Robert Ash)