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eai series on east asia series on contemporary china vol 40 china’s development social construction in contemporary china social investment and challenges by litao zhao east asian institute nus singapore china has made remarkable yet uneven progress in social development this book analyses china’s achievements and problems in social development from the perspective of social investment this book focuses on a few policy areas central to social investment and capacity building including education technical training r&d and the hukou reform it also analyses challenges and limitations of china’s social investment policies it sheds light on the most notable feature of china’s social investment regime which is the concentration of resources privileges and policy support on sectors and institutions with more growth potential this helps to explain why china’s progress in social development is remarkable but unequal 150pp oct 2017 978-981-3223-44-8 us$88 £77 china and latin america economic and trade cooperation in the next 10 years edited by zhenxing su chinese academy of social sciences translated by hongling zhao beijing institute of technology china the international financial crisis in 2008 marked the beginning of important changes in the international economic system the emerging market economies are increasingly becoming a driving force for the global economic growth under such circumstances the sino – latin american economic and trade cooperation has entered a new period of historical opportunity based on the economic development trend and the adjustment of policy this book explores the prospect for sino – latin american economic and trade cooperation it tracks the development path for this cooperation in the next 10 years by analyzing resource endowment industrial structure economic system development pattern basic economic policy economic environment economic and trade relations between china and latin america 708pp sep 2017 978-981-3202-28-3 us$188 £165 by xueyi lu chinese academy of social sciences social construction in contemporary china provides a powerful argument that social construction is instrumental for the country’s modernization process and a key factor in china’s national rejuvenation a wide range of topics and issues related to social construction are covered including people’s livelihood and social undertakings income distribution urban and rural communities community organizations social management social norms reforms of social institutions and systems social restructuring and the process of social construction in addition to well-informed and insightful analyses of these subjects that draw on the country’s historical experiences contributors also provide policy suggestions on how to tackle problems and respond to challenges its breadth and depth make this volume a valuable addition to the growing body of literature on this important topic 396pp jul 2017 978-981-3206-69-4 u s$128 £113 eai series on east asia the rise of the regulatory state in the chinese health-care system by jiwei qian east asian institute nus singapore by reviewing regulatory initiatives in health financing service provision pharmaceutical sector and public health this book attempts to connect recent research with policy developments in the chinese health-care system while there are a small number of studies on the regulations in the chinese healthcare system this book contributes to the literature in three ways first a review of the recent developments in the chinese health-care system illustrates that the capacity and incentives of the regulatory agencies matter in the implementation and enforcement of the regulations second this book also shows that some institutional arrangements in the chinese context are particularly important for configuring the capacity and incentives of the regulatory system third this book lays out the mechanisms for the regulatory reform of the chinese health-care system 172pp jun 2017 978-981-3207-20-2 us$88 £73 eai series on east asia china’s economy in transformation under the new normal edited by sarah y tong jing wan east asian institute nus singapore this book examines the recent development and prospect of the chinese economy as the country adapts to changing domestic and external settings after more than three decades of near double-digit annual expansion the country’s growth decelerated considerably to enter a new era of the so-called new normal at the macro level considerable amount of overhaul is required to improve governance and enhance regulatory effectiveness these include monetary policy adjustment financial sector development and taxation reforms this book provides a comprehensive analysis of china’s economy and identifies the recent developments that matter to china’s economic future 244pp sep 2017 978-981-3208-19-3 us$88 £73 series on contemporary china vol 39 china’s economic statecraft co-optation cooperation and coercion edited by mingjiang li s rajaratnam school of international studies ntu singapore this volume addresses three major issue areas in particular the first issue pertains to how beijing has used its economic clout to protect what it perceives as its “core interests” in its external relations three cases are included the taiwan issue human rights and territorial dispute in the south china sea the second major area of inquiry focuses on how china has employed its economic power in its key bilateral relations including relations with japan north korea the united states and other states in the east asian region the third issue concerns china’s economic statecraft in the global context it addresses the impacts of china’s economic power and policy on the transformation of the global financial structure developments in africa the international intellectual property rights regime and china’s food security relations with the outside world 328pp may 2017 978-981-4713-46-7 us$138 £115