This volume is an updated survey and assessment of the recent policy initiatives of Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao, which have come to be known as the Hu-Wen's New Deal. Individual chapters are written by scholars from different academic disciplines and backgrounds. These scholars hail from Singapore, the United States, Australia, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China.Topics cover the patterns and process of leadership succession, emerging political factions, social unrest, sources of economic growth, income disparities, social security reform, land use policy, banking reform, corporate governance, labor and population policies, rule of law, and changes in the Party and ideology. On the external aspects, discussion includes China's changing relations with the U.S., Japan and ASEAN. In many ways, the Hu-Wen leadership today is still coming to grips with the same issues and problems as discussed in this book.Contents:Introduction:The Hu-Wen New Deal (J Wong & H Lai)Strengthening Governance and Rule of Law:Hu Jintao's Consolidation of Power and His Command of the Gun (J You)Deciphering Hu's Leadership and Defining New Elite Politics (C Li)Hu Jintao's Approach to Governance (J Fewsmith)Re-Making the Party's Image: Challenges for the Propaganda Department (Y Zheng & L F Lye)Reforming the Party and the State Under Hu Jintao (S-C Hsu)Rule of Law and Governance (K Zou)Sustaining Economic Growth and Reform:New Patterns of Economic Growth (Y Wu)Changes and Reform in Financial Markets (H Davies)Strengthening Corporate Governance: Completing the Unfinished Business of SOE Reform (S Y Tong)The Effects and Implications of Foreign Direct Investment in China for Other Developing Economies: Hollowing Out or Filling in? (B Chantasasawat et al.)Changing Land Policies: Ideology and Realities (J Wong & R Liang)Coping with Social Issues and Tensions:Income Inequalities, Limited Social Mobility and Remedial Policies (H Lai)Labor Market Reforms Under Hu-Wen Administration (L Zhao)Managing Social Unrest (Y Cai)From Social Insurance to Social Assistance: Welfare Policy Change (E X Gu)Governments, Markets, and the Health Care Sector (Å Blomqvist)Population Development Strategies: The New Thinking (X Peng)Managing China's External Relations:Bush's Asia Policy and US-China Relations (Q Zhao)China and Northeast Asian Cooperation: Building an Unbuildable? (J H Chung)China and Southeast Asia Cooperation: New Developments and Challenges (H Zhang)Readership: University and academic libraries, experts in politics, diplomacy, economics, law and sociology analysts, officials, journalists and segments of public interested in China.