|About the Book|
-- What has Jiang Zemin really done -- what kind of a leader is he, and what are his real goals?-- By one of the worlds leading China watchers, South China Morning Post Editor Willy Wo-Lap Lam.-- A Must-read for anyone interested in ChineseMore-- What has Jiang Zemin really done -- what kind of a leader is he, and what are his real goals?-- By one of the worlds leading China watchers, South China Morning Post Editor Willy Wo-Lap Lam.-- A Must-read for anyone interested in Chinese politics, the future of China, and Chinese relations with the West.American foreign policy concerns are increasingly centered on China, but understanding Chinese politics and goals has always been difficult for Westerners, and never more so than now. In this masterful book, top China watcher Willy Wo-Lap Lam chronicles every aspect of the leadership of Jiang Zemin, from his personal governance style to his plans for economic reform, military goals, and more. The Era of Jiang Zemin brings far-reaching insight to virtually every issue of Chinese politics that concerns Westerners. Review Jiang Zemins policies and goals for political and economic reform, including the status of reform of state-owned enterprises (SOEs). Understand Jiang Zemins complex relationship with the Peoples Liberation Army, his long-term military goals, and his view of the relationship with Taiwan. Learn about new forces inside and outside the Chinese Communist Party that will increasingly shape Chinese politics in the 21st century. The book includes a full chapter of insightful predictions that take into account current trends in ideology, nationalism, civil society, business, integration with Hong Kong, and more.