How China Rose to Prominence

Vassilis Fouskas, Shampa Roy-Mukherjee, Qingan Huang, Ejike Udeogu

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This chapter outlines the main institutional features of the Chinese political system and the state and explains its resilience and independence vis-à-vis external imperial influences. Further, it lays out the main economic policy principles that guide Chinese economic policy and discusses the ways in which China’s ruling class connect its principles of economic development with geo-economic and geopolitical expansion in Asia and beyond. In this context, the chapter sheds light, among others, on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and explains how China’s mode of economic development and expansion differs from that of the West.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChina & the USA
Subtitle of host publicationGlobalisation and the Decline of the American SUpremacy
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-61097-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-61096-8
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • China politics
  • Belt and Road Initiative
  • Chinese economic model
  • Competition


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