Macao and U.S.-China Relations

Edited by Yufan Hao, Jianwei Wang

Hardback - £98.00

Publication date:

22 December 2010

Length of book:

330 pages

Publisher

Lexington Books

ISBN-13: 9780739143674

In this collection of essays, edited by Jianwei Wang and Yufan Hao, the contributor's explore the driving factors that lie behind Macao's increased visibility, including: the rapid economic development and growth, the "one country, two system" administration under which they operate, the influx of foreign investment, and the role of Macao in China's foreign policy, especially as it relates to the United States. Macao underwent tremendous growth in various spheres during its evolution from a minor colonial power into a global player with increasing influence on the world stage. Their enhanced international profile is largely a result of their economic and political development over the 20th century, culminating with their handover to China in 1999. With more than 60 countries that have established consular services in Macao, and their membership in several international organizations — WTO, UNESDO, and the World Tourism Organization) — Macao continues to play an important role in the Eastern hemisphere.

Macao's entrance into the world market improved their reputation in East Asia and led to spectacular economic growth, but it also attracted foreign investment, especially from the United States, that changed the cultural landscape. American influence has grown steadily in Macao, and with their increased exposure to international economics and politics, Macao's role as a buffer between China and United States is increasingly important.
Macao and U.S.-Chinese Relations uses a local perspective to analyze the complicated relationship between these two world superpowers and Chinese foreign policy as a whole.