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Chinese Economic Statecraft: Commercial Actors, Grand Strategy, and State Control

William J. Norris


This book introduces an innovative theory that pinpoints how states employ economic tools of national power to pursue their strategic objectives. The book shows what Chinese economic statecraft is, how it works, and why it is more or less effective. It provides an accessible tool kit to help us better understand important economic developments in the People's Republic of China. The book links domestic Chinese political economy with the international ramifications of China's economic power as a tool for realizing China's strategic foreign policy interests. It presents a novel approach to studyi ... More

Keywords: economic statecraft, China, political economy, foreign policy, Taiwan, sovereign wealth funds, economic power, grand strategy, state control, business–government relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780801454493
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801454493.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William J. Norris, author
Assistant Professor in the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University