This book provides a brief overview of events in the People's Republic of China (PRC) since mid-1981. It includes essays that focus on underlying trends and key issues in the PRC and the island of Taiwan. The book is useful for business executives, tourists, and students.
1. Introduction 2. China, 1972–1982: From Revolution to Reform 3. China's Military Power in the 1980S 4. Energy in China: Paradoxes, Policies, and Prospects 5. Religion in the People's Republic of China: The Limits of Toleration 6. China's International Posture: Signs of Change 7. After the Chiangs: The Coming Political Succession on Taiwan