RAND's China experts have examined a wide range of issues, including the country's military, political, and trade relations, especially with Taiwan and Japan; its environmental, economic, and health policies and prospects; and its international business and intellectual property (copyright) challenges.
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Journal Articles (25)
China's new leadership recently announced its intention to reorganize its separate maritime law enforcement agencies under one governing body.
What are key historical trends in insurgencies? And what do these finding suggest about the future of insurgency? We examine four aspects: causes of insurgency, outside support, strategies, and tactics.
Many scholars and pundits have concluded that the noticeable downturn in U.S.-China relations in 2010 was merely an intermittent low in the broader "high-low" dynamic that characterizes the relationship. This article argues that recent tensions can also be understood as part of larger, macro-level suspicions stemming from the disparate identities that pervade bilateral relations.
This study assessing trends in late-life disability in the emerging economy of Taiwan showed that limitations in seeing, hearing, and instrumental activities of daily living declined.
NHI was associated in a reduction in deaths considered amenable to health care; particularly among those age groups least likely to have been insured previously.
This paper explores the effects of relative food prices on body weight and body fat over time in China.
The International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005 present a challenge and opportunity for global surveillance and control of infectious diseases.
The author addresses strategies and prospects for peace on the Korean Peninsula, prospects for arms control and the peace process involving the two Koreas and the U.S., and the future of U.S.-China relations.
This chapter assesses Hu Jintao's emergence as a "national security leader."
Examines China's recent economic successes and challenges
Where a foreign company makes its corporate home in China may depend on the company's size and sector.
The entrepreneurial second generation of Chinese policy research institutes (often called think tanks) that emerged during the 1980s played a pivotal role in the policy process of reform.
This article examines the roles, missions and composition of the units in the Chinese governing system and offers some preliminary implications for Western study of the Chinese military.
Social Environment, Life Challenge, and Health Among the Elderly in Taiwan
The Chinese Communist Party is simultaneously fostering the growth of the Internet and weaving a web of regulations to limit network content and use.
This article follows Hong Kong through its 1997 transition from British to Chinese rule and the consequences of this new “executive-led government” created by Beijing, London and Hong Kong’s local business establishment.
Understanding a health problem and even having the technological capability to solve it are often not enough to lead to changes in health policy. To help accomplish such policy changes, the authors propose a five-step approach.
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