This chapter studies the determinants of China’s contracts in Asia. It examines the following five categories as the sources of the determinants for Chinese contracts: macroeconomic performance, natural resources, political environment, foreign relations with China, and, finally, location. In this cross-country analysis, the authors find that Chinese contractors are likely to go to a country that has a large population or GDP, good economic growth and an accelerating economy, abundant oil reserves, low rent for natural resources, and a relatively effective government with some political openness. This country is likely to be a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); at the same time, territorial disputes with China are likely to affect Chinese contracts in the future.
Yi Feng, Zhijun Gao and Wanjun Jiang
Litao Lu, Li Yuan and Feng Gao
The chapter examines the development of migrant labour and its social and educational consequences. It argues that improving the living conditions and raising the educational levels of migrant workers and their children is now a pressing social responsibility for both government and society, because of the implications for the economic and social stability of the country.