CEO China

CEO  China
Author: Kerry Brown
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1784538779
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Release: 2017-10-31
Editor: I.B. Tauris
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

China has become the powerhouse of the world economy, its incredible boom overseen by the elite members of the secretive and all-powerful communist party. But since the election of Xi Jinping as General Secretary, life at the top in China has changed. Under the guise of a corruption crackdown, which has seen his rivals imprisoned, Xi Jinping has been quietly building one of the most powerful leaderships modern China has ever seen. In CEO China, the noted China expert Kerry Brown reveals the hidden story of the rise of the man dubbed the 'Chinese Godfather'. Brown investigates his relationship with his revolutionary father, who was expelled by Mao during the Cultural Revolution, his business dealings and allegiances in China's regional power struggles and his role in the internal battle raging between the old men of the Deng era and the new super-rich 'princelings'. Xi Jinping's China is powerful, aggressive and single-minded and this book will become a must-read for the Western world.

China

China
Author: Kerry Brown
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1509541489
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Release: 2020-09-21
Editor: Polity
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

China is poised to become the world's largest economy in the next decade. But its great struggle to modernise has been one of tragedy, conflict, and challenge. From the first attempts to introduce Western ideas into the country two centuries ago, China's long march to global primacy has been above all an epic fight to renew an ancient country and culture. Leading Sinologist Kerry Brown traces this quest for renewal through the major moments of China’s modern history. Taking the reader on a journey that includes war, revolution, famine and finally regeneration, he describes concisely and authoritatively where China has come from, and where it is heading as it achieves great power status. This is a story that is no longer just about China, but concerns the rest of the world.

China CEO II

China CEO II
Author: Juan Antonio Fernandez,Laurie Underwood
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781119583431
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Release: 2020-04-28
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Straight from the China CEO: Advice on leading operations in the world’s fastest-moving, highest stakes market. 25 top executives leading high-profile multinational companies in China, as well as seasoned and respected China-based consultants, give their front-line advice on succeeding in this market. Soaring spending power among the world’s largest consumer population, radical digital transformation creating a cash-less, ‘always on’ society, severe generation gaps – these are just some of the factors which have completely transformed China since 2006, the year when the first volume of China CEO was published. And these are three of the main reasons the authors have again teamed up to put together this second volume – collecting entirely new content via in-depth, exclusive interviews with the heads of 25 high-profile CEOs of multinational companies in China, as well as a number of highly respected consultants who have built their careers by delivering advice on succeeding in the market. In this book, CEOs and experts share their strategies for overcoming the most pressing issues faced by business leaders in China now, including: fierce competition from strong, globalized Chinese companies; working with the powerful, complex Chinese government; and successfully attracting the nation’s wealthy but fickle and tech-savvy domestic consumers. Top executives and consultants also divulge their secrets for keeping up with China’s astoundingly broad and rapid digital transformation in which the nation is now leading the world in mobile payment, online shopping, social media, Artificial Intelligence, and facial and voice recognition. They also discuss trends including localization of top positions in China, the rise of female top executives in the country and the challenge of attracting the nation’s highly international, purpose driven millennials. Hear directly from the China CEOs of: ABB, AB InBev, Bayer, Bosch, Carrefour, Coca-Cola, IKEA, Korn Ferry, Lego, L’Oreal, NIIT, Mango, Manulife, Marriott, Maserati, Microsoft, Philips, Scania, SAP, Sony, Standard Chartered, Tata, Udacity, Victoria’s Secret (Lbrands Int’l), Volvo, etc. Learn from seasoned China experts at McKinsey & Co, Economist Group, and more Written in a practical, easy-to-read format ideal for busy professionals, educators, and students China CEO II: Voices of Experience from 25 Top Executives Leading MNCs in China is an invaluable resource for any professionals seeking to work in or with China, or executives expanding their responsibilities in China, and those involved in international business, finance or executive programmes.

China CEO

China CEO
Author: Juan Antonio Fernandez,Laurie Underwood
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9781118177235
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Release: 2011-08-17
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

CHINA CEO: Voices of Experience From 20 InternationalBusiness Leaders is based on interviews with 20 topexecutives and eight experienced consultants based in China. Thebook is packed with first-hand, front-line advice from veterans ofthe China market. Hear directly from the top executives heading upthe China operations of Bayer, British Petroleum, Coca-Cola,General Electric, General Motors, Philips, Microsoft, Siemens, Sonyand Unilever, plus expert China-based consultants at BostonConsulting Group, Korn/Ferry International, McKinsey & Company,and many more. Each chapter provides practical tips and easy to grasp modelsthat will help new managers in China to be effective. InCHINA CEO, we deliver what other Western authorscan't – first-hand reflections based on over 100 years'collective experience in China. The book presents this richknowledge in a readable, conversational style suitable fortime-constrained executives. Each chapter gives specific advice onhow to manage Chinese employees, work with Chinese businesspartners, communicate with headquarters, face competitors, battleintellectual property rights infringers, win-over Chineseconsumers, negotiate with the Chinese government, and adaptyourself (and your family) to life in China.

China s State Owned Enterprise Reforms

China s State Owned Enterprise Reforms
Author: Leila Fernandez-Stembridge,Juan Antonio Fernandez
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781134142910
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Release: 2007-01-24
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Much has been written on China's State-Owned Enterprises ( SOEs) reform following the restructuring impact on China's economic reform process in the last decade. However, as a major root of social and economic change, little has been discussed beyond a description of SOEs shortcomings and their overall impact on the economy. This book provides a more in-depth analysis of SOEs by assessing the transformation process of eleven specific industries, with reference to the state of competition, the influence of WTO membership and the challenges these industries face in the future. Importantly, the authors also provide a personal perspective alongside the industry analysis with eleven case studies of firms actually undergoing this restructuring process, including interviews with crucial agents of reform such as CEOs and GMs. The provision of both a macro and business perspective of SOEs reforms provides the reader with a complete and accurate insight into the economic, social and business reality of China today. China's State Owned Enterprises' Reforms will therefore be essential reading for those interested in the Chinese economy and Chinese business, as well as economists, foreign investors, MBA and EMBA students and scholars specializing in emerging or transitional economies.

The American Trap

The American Trap
Author: Frédéric Pierucci
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781529326888
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Release: 2019-11-14
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 2014, France lost part of the control of its nuclear power plants to the United States. Frédéric Pierucci, former senior executive of one of Alstom's power company subsidiaries, found himself at the heart of this state scandal. His story goes to the very core of how he plotted the key features of the secret economic war that the United States is waging in Europe. And after being silenced for a long time, he has decided, with the help of journalist Matthieu Aron, to reveal all. In April 2013, Frédéric Pierucci was arrested in New York by the FBI and accused of bribery. The US authorities imprisoned him for more than two years - including fourteen months in a notorious maximum-security prison. In doing so, they forced Alstom to pay the biggest financial penalty ever imposed by the United States. In the end, Alstom also gave up areas of control to General Electric, its biggest American competitor. Frédéric's story unpacks how the United States is using corporate law as an economic weapon against its own allies. One after the other, some of the world's largest companies are being actively destabilised to the benefit of the US, in acts of economic sabotage that seem to be the beginning of what's to come...

CEO China

CEO  China
Author: Kerry Brown
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780857729613
Available:
Release: 2016-04-30
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

China has become the powerhouse of the world economy, its incredible boom overseen by the elite members of the secretive and all-powerful communist party. But since the election of Xi Jinping as General Secretary, life at the top in China has changed. Under the guise of a corruption crackdown, which has seen his rivals imprisoned, Xi Jinping has been quietly building one of the most powerful leaderships modern China has ever seen. In CEO China, the noted China expert Kerry Brown reveals the hidden story of the rise of the man dubbed the 'Chinese Godfather'. Brown investigates his relationship with his revolutionary father, who was expelled by Mao during the Cultural Revolution, his business dealings and allegiances in China's regional power struggles and his role in the internal battle raging between the old men of the Deng era and the new super-rich 'princelings'. Xi Jinping's China is powerful, aggressive and single-minded and this book will become a must-read for the Western world.

China CEO

China CEO
Author: Juan Antonio Fernandez,Liu Shengjun
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9781118177266
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Release: 2011-08-31
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

CHINA CEO: A Case Guide for Business Leaders in China Some Western business leaders are moving into China without anyclear knowledge of the many pitfalls they will encounter: the weakrule of law, forceful governmental intervention, a scarcity ofmanagerial talent, the likelihood of counterfeiting, the fast pacedbusiness environment and surprisingly aggressive local competitors.This book uses case studies to both illuminate and examine thesekey managerial challenges. Each case focuses on a specific topicand is complemented with commentaries from professors andexecutives who have extensive front-line experience in China. Thecases are the product of three-year research and are well-tested inMBA and executive courses. The authors' philosophy is that readers can learn mosteffectively through the experience of others captured in realcases! The book includes a broad range of companies, such asEmerson, Eli Lily, General Motors, Peugeot, Carrefour,Daimler-Chrysler, Picanol. It also includes more personalexperiences concerning the many challenges of expatriate-living inChina , some of whom have started their own businesses. The book provides concise but insightful analysis to helpreaders to get the most from the case studies. As a result, thisbook will help you get better prepared to face the variedchallenges you will find in China. These cases complement thematerial presented in a previous work, China CEO: Voices ofExperience from 20 International Business Leaders, also publishedby John Wiley & Sons.

AI Superpowers

AI Superpowers
Author: Kai-Fu Lee
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781328546395
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Release: 2018-09-25
Editor: Houghton Mifflin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Introduction -- China's Sputnik moment -- Copycats in the Coliseum -- China's alternate Internet universe -- A tale of two countries -- The four waves of AI -- Utopia, dystopia, and the real AI crisis -- The wisdom of cancer -- A blueprint for human co-existence with AI -- Our global AI story

My Chinese Dream

My Chinese Dream
Author: Liu Ping
Pages: 556
ISBN: 0835100405
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Release: 2012
Editor: Sinomedia International
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An unprecedented, unflinching, warts-and-all rags to riches story of one of China's most successful female entrepreneurs.

China CEO II

China CEO II
Author: Juan Antonio Fernandez,Laurie Underwood
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781119583219
Available:
Release: 2020-02-04
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Straight from the China CEO: Advice on leading operations in the world’s fastest-moving, highest stakes market. 25 top executives leading high-profile multinational companies in China, as well as seasoned and respected China-based consultants, give their front-line advice on succeeding in this market. Soaring spending power among the world’s largest consumer population, radical digital transformation creating a cash-less, ‘always on’ society, severe generation gaps – these are just some of the factors which have completely transformed China since 2006, the year when the first volume of China CEO was published. And these are three of the main reasons the authors have again teamed up to put together this second volume – collecting entirely new content via in-depth, exclusive interviews with the heads of 25 high-profile CEOs of multinational companies in China, as well as a number of highly respected consultants who have built their careers by delivering advice on succeeding in the market. In this book, CEOs and experts share their strategies for overcoming the most pressing issues faced by business leaders in China now, including: fierce competition from strong, globalized Chinese companies; working with the powerful, complex Chinese government; and successfully attracting the nation’s wealthy but fickle and tech-savvy domestic consumers. Top executives and consultants also divulge their secrets for keeping up with China’s astoundingly broad and rapid digital transformation in which the nation is now leading the world in mobile payment, online shopping, social media, Artificial Intelligence, and facial and voice recognition. They also discuss trends including localization of top positions in China, the rise of female top executives in the country and the challenge of attracting the nation’s highly international, purpose driven millennials. Hear directly from the China CEOs of: ABB, AB InBev, Bayer, Bosch, Carrefour, Coca-Cola, IKEA, Korn Ferry, Lego, L’Oreal, NIIT, Mango, Manulife, Marriott, Maserati, Microsoft, Philips, Scania, SAP, Sony, Standard Chartered, Tata, Udacity, Victoria’s Secret (Lbrands Int’l), Volvo, etc. Learn from seasoned China experts at McKinsey & Co, Economist Group, and more Written in a practical, easy-to-read format ideal for busy professionals, educators, and students China CEO II: Voices of Experience from 25 Top Executives Leading MNCs in China is an invaluable resource for any professionals seeking to work in or with China, or executives expanding their responsibilities in China, and those involved in international business, finance or executive programmes.

The Three Body Problem

The Three Body Problem
Author: Cixin Liu
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781466853447
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Release: 2014-11-11
Editor: Tor Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Soon to be a Netflix Original Series! “War of the Worlds for the 21st century.” – Wall Street Journal The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience the Hugo Award-winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin. Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision. The Three-Body Problem Series The Three-Body Problem The Dark Forest Death's End Other Books Ball Lightning Supernova Era To Hold Up The Sky (forthcoming) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dealing with China

Dealing with China
Author: Henry M. Paulson
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781455504220
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Release: 2015-04-14
Editor: Twelve
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER DEALING WITH CHINA takes the reader behind closed doors to witness the creation and evolution and future of China's state-controlled capitalism. Hank Paulson has dealt with China unlike any other foreigner. As head of Goldman Sachs, Paulson had a pivotal role in opening up China to private enterprise. Then, as Treasury secretary, he created the Strategic Economic Dialogue with what is now the world's second-largest economy. He negotiated with China on needed economic reforms, while safeguarding the teetering U.S. financial system. Over his career, Paulson has worked with scores of top Chinese leaders, including Xi Jinping, China's most powerful man in decades. In DEALING WITH CHINA, Paulson draws on his unprecedented access to modern China's political and business elite, including its three most recent heads of state, to answer several key questions: How did China become an economic superpower so quickly? How does business really get done there? What are the best ways for Western business and political leaders to work with, compete with, and benefit from China? How can the U.S. negotiate with and influence China given its authoritarian rule, its massive environmental concerns, and its huge population's unrelenting demands for economic growth and security? Written in the same anecdote-rich, page-turning style as Paulson's bestselling memoir, On the Brink, DEALING WITH CHINA is certain to become the classic and definitive examination of how to engage China's leaders as they build their economic superpower.

Winning in China

Winning in China
Author: Lele Sang,Karl Ulrich
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9781613631072
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Release: 2021-01-19
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If Amazon can't win in China, can anyone?When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos visited China in 2007, he expected that one day soon China would be a double-digit percentage of Amazon's sales. Yet, by 2019, Amazon, the most powerful and successful ecommerce company in the world, had quit China. In Winning in China: 8 Stories of Success and Failure in the World's Largest Economy, Wharton experts Lele Sang and Karl Ulrich explore the success and failure of several well-known companies, including Hyundai, LinkedIn, Sequoia Capital, and InMobi, as more and more businesses look to reap profits from the demand of 1.4 billion people. Sang, Global Fellow at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Ulrich, Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Wharton School, answer four critical questions: Which factors explain the success (or failure) of foreign companies entering China? What challenges and pitfalls can a company entering China expect to encounter? How can a prospective entrant realistically assess its chances? Which managerial decisions are critical, and which approaches are most effective? Sang and Ulrich answer these questions by examining the stories of eight well-known and respected companies that have entered China. They study: How Norwegian Cruise Line's entry into China displays how cultural differences can boost or sink different companies; How Intel, one of the oldest, most respected firms in Silicon Valley, thrived in a country that seems to favor agile upstarts; How Zegna, the Italian luxury brand, has emerged as another surprising success story and how it plans to navigate new headwinds from the COVID-19 pandemic. Through these engaging and illuminating stories, Sang and Ulrich offer a framework and path for organizations looking for a way to successfully enter the world's largest economy. History can be a teacher, and China, a country with 3,500 years of written history, has much to teach.

Why Your CEO Failed in China

Why Your CEO Failed in China
Author: Jack Leblanc
Pages: 284
ISBN: 988796381X
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Release: 2020-12
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jack Leblanc arrived in China intending to teach. He was to spend the next two decades on a very different learning curve as he became involved in business ventures in almost every part of the Middle Kingdom.From farmyard to factory, boardroom to banquet, Leblanc witnessed the transformation of China from a socialist economy into the world's greatest experiment in capitalism. It dawned upon him that the key to success is to manage the differences in Chinese and Western business behavior.

Quotations from Chairman Mao Tsetung

Quotations from Chairman Mao Tsetung
Author: Tse-tung Mao,Zedong Mao
Pages: 311
ISBN: 083512388X
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Release: 1990
Editor: China Books
Language: en

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The Future of Global Retail

The Future of Global Retail
Author: Winter Nie,Mark J. Greeven,Yunfei Feng,James Wang
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781000435757
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Release: 2021-09-27
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

China’s new retail revolution will completely transform how the world thinks about retail and digital innovation. But is the world ready yet? In this book, the authors share an insider’s perspective on what is happening in China to reveal the future for global retail, and a clear framework to help you prepare. The book presents a number of real-world cases, based on interviews and first-hand consumer experience, to decode China’s retail revolution so that you can understand what is happening and why, and what it means for the rest of the world. Crucially, the book identifies five critical stages in the development of new retail that global retail executives need to grasp now: lifestyle commerce, Online-Merge-Offline retail, social retail, livestream retail and invisible retail. To help the industry get ready for this new, China-inspired paradigm in retail, the authors present a practical and simple framework – a ten-year strategic roadmap for global retail executives, which we call the “Beyond” the Value Chain Model. China’s new retail is not just about fashion, cosmetics, snacks, data-driven convenient stores and commercial live streaming. At a time when the world of retail is being upended, it offers inspirational lessons in innovation, purpose and agility for global executives across the entire retail spectrum.

China 2049

China 2049
Author: David Dollar,Yiping Huang,Yang Yao
Pages: 420
ISBN: 9780815738060
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Release: 2020-06-09
Editor: Brookings Institution Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How will China reform its economy as it aspires to become the next economic superpower? It’s clear that China is the world’s next economic superpower. But what isn’t so clear is how China will get there by the middle of this century. It now faces tremendous challenges such as fostering innovation, dealing with ageing problem and coping with a less accommodative global environment. In this book, economists from China’s leading university and America’s best-known think tank offer in depth analyses of these challenges. Does China have enough talent and right policy and institutional mix to transit from input-driven to innovation-driven economy? What does ageing mean, in terms of labor supply, consumption demand and social welfare expenditure? Can China contain the environmental and climate change risks? How should the financial system be transformed in order to continuously support economic growth and keep financial risks under control? What fiscal reforms are required in order to balance between economic efficiency and social harmony? What roles should the state-owned enterprises play in the future Chinese economy? In addition, how will technological competition between the United States and China affect each country’s development? Will the Chinese yuan emerge as a major reserve currency, and would this destabilize the international financial system? What will be China’s role in the international economic institutions? And will the United States and other established powers accept a growing role for China and the rest of the developing world in the governance of global institutions such as the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund, or will the world devolve into competing blocs? This book provides unique insights into independent analyses and policy recommendations by a group of top Chinese and American scholars. Whether China succeeds or fails in economic reform will have a large impact, not just on China’s development, but also on stability and prosperity for the whole world.

Hot Seat

Hot Seat
Author: Jeff Immelt
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781508278290
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Release: 2021-02-23
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fascinating and candid memoir about successful leadership from the former CEO of General Electric, named one of the “World’s Best CEOs” three times by Barron’s, and the hard-won lessons he learned from his experience leading GE immediately after 9/11, through the devastating 2008–09 financial crisis, and into an increasingly globalized world. In September 2001, Jeff Immelt replaced the most famous CEO in history, Jack Welch, at the helm of General Electric. Less than a week into his tenure, the 9/11 terrorist attacks shook the nation, and the company, to its core. GE was connected to nearly every part of the tragedy—GE-financed planes powered by GE-manufactured engines had just destroyed real estate that was insured by GE-issued policies. Facing an unprecedented situation, Immelt knew his response would set the tone for businesses everywhere that looked to GE—one of America’s biggest and most-heralded corporations—for direction. No pressure. Over the next sixteen years, Immelt would lead GE through many more dire moments, from the 2008–09 Global Financial Crisis to the 2011 meltdown of Fukushima’s nuclear reactors, which were designed by GE. But Immelt’s biggest challenge was inherited: Welch had handed over a company that had great people, but was short on innovation. Immelt set out to change GE’s focus by making it more global, more rooted in technology, and more diverse. But the stock market rarely rewarded his efforts, and GE struggled. In Hot Seat, Immelt offers a rigorous and raw interrogation of himself and his tenure, detailing for the first time his proudest moments and his biggest mistakes. The most crucial component of leadership, he writes, is the willingness to make decisions. But knowing what to do is a thousand times easier than knowing when to do it. Perseverance, combined with clear communication, can ensure progress, if not perfection, he says. That won’t protect any CEO from second-guessing, but Immelt explains how he’s pushed through even the most withering criticism: by staying focused on his team and the goals they tried to achieve. As the business world continues to be rocked by stunning economic upheaval, Hot Seat “takes you into the office, head, and heart of the man who became CEO of GE on the eve of 9/11, and then led the iconic behemoth for sixteen fascinating, and often turbulent, years. A handbook on leadership—and life” (Stanley A. McChrystal, General, US Army [Retired], CEO and Founder, McChrystal Group).

The Governance of China

The Governance of China
Author: Jinping Xi
Pages: 619
ISBN: 7119111639
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Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) held in 2012, the Central Committee with Xi Jinping as general secretary has led the whole Party and the people of China in the drive to realize the Two Centenary Goals and the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation. In pursuit of these goals the country has upheld and developed socialism with Chinese characteristics, advanced the Five-point Strategy and the Four-pronged Strategy in a coordinated and integrated manner, and achieved historic progress in reform and opening up and socialist modernization. We have braved new challenges, blazed new trails, resolved long-standing and complex problems, realized long-sought objectives, championed the causes of the CPC and the country, and brought Chinese socialism to the threshold of a new era.