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The End of the Chinese Dream by Gerard Lemos: paperback edition

"The End of the Chinese Dream shows what can be discovered despite official obstruction...Lemos’s snapshots reveal people traumatised by rapid change and the loss of community and family ties, deeply anxious about the insecurities of old age and resentful of flourishing corruption and ineffective justice." Isabel Hilton, New Statesman

"Lemos shows, with the weight of [his] impressive research, why the China of today cannot yet lay claim to [being] an exemplar for the rest of the world, and a real challenge to the United States." Rana Mitter, Daily Telegraph 

"This is a welcome and highly readable account of the travails wrought on China's people by history's most powerful plutocracy." Frank Dikotter, University of Hong Kong, author of Mao’s Great Famine, the Sunday Times 

"Mr. Lemos performs a valuable substantive service by exposing the dark side of China's rise." Minxin Pei, The Wall Street Journal 

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China's Social Contradictions: Strategies for Reform and Modernisation

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In Western media, much of the debate is focused on China’s policies and politics. The Chinese Government recognises that the country is at a decisive stage of social and economic progress and it has committed to reforming social and economic policy in order to make Chinese society more inclusive and beneficial to all citizens. But how do the Chinese citizens perceive China’s social and economic development, its challenges and reform strategies? How can the social divisions be bridged and sustainable development be fostered? Our panel discussion will juxtapose results from a scientific survey of ordinary Chinese people’s views with GIZ’s experiences and current activities on social and economic policy in China. 

The Security Dimensions of an Influential China Conference Report

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On 28 February and 1 March 2013, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) hosted a conference as part of its academic outreach program: The Security Dimensions of an Influential China. The event featured leading experts from Canada, the US, Europe and Asia, each providing their perspective on the potential security risks and uncertainties arising from the country’s newly-gained influence in the world. 
We are pleased to send you the attached conference report, which can also be downloaded from our web site, where the results of our other activities are also made available.  

Through its academic outreach efforts, CSIS plays an active role in fostering a contextual understanding of security issues for the benefit of its own experts, the government of Canada, as well as the researchers and specialists whom it engages. Our activities aim to develop a long-term view of various trends and problems, to challenge our own assumptions and cultural biases, as well as to sharpen our research and analytical capacities. 

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