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China in the Global Political Economy

From Developmental to Entrepreneurial

Gordon C.K. Cheung

Is the US losing its economic authority to China, whose global economic identity is being determined more by entrepreneurial spirit than developmental principle? Through the exercise of soft power and hard currency in some areas of the global economy, China has clear national interest in the protection of intellectual property rights, financial integration and sovereign wealth funds. China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will set new standard to global economic development.
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Gordon C.K. Cheung

Gordon C.K. Cheung is Associate Professor in International Relations of China and Director of the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies in the School of Government & International Affairs at Durham University. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the journal East Asia: An International Quarterly. He previously taught and held various visiting positions in the Academia Sinica, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Hawaii, University of Hong Kong, Lingnan University, National University of Singapore, Oxford University, Renmin University, Tsinghua University and the University of Tübingen. He is the author of Market Liberalism: American Foreign Policy Toward China; China Factors: Political Perspectives and Economic Interactions; and Intellectual Property Rights in China: Politics of Piracy, Trade and Protection. His research focuses on China and the global political economy, Chinese business networks and the political economy of Chinese diaspora.