Description : This co-edited book focuses on China's increasing engagement with many of the less developed countries-particularly those in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East-and explores the current and future trends in Beijing's foreign relations.
Description : "Weber's expertise on U.S. military matters is high, and his depiction of Chinese motives and methods well above the level of Yellow Peril fantasies. A solid accomplishment for thriller readers.--Library Journal In the skies above the Pacific, a U.S. Navy F/A-18 from the USS Abraham Lincoln blows up. The question is why? But answers aren't easy to find. When another jet mysteriously explodes in midair, the president can no longer ignore reality: U.S. forces are under attack. But by whom? While the military and intelligence communities race for answers, the president calls on ex-CIA operatives and former military pilots Scott Dalton and Jackie Sullivan to launch their own investigation. An investigation that takes some shocking turns as they uncover a conspiracy that seems to lead directly to the heart of China . . . "Thanks be to the book-writing gods; we have a writer who does what writers are supposed to do--tell a story.--The Wichita Eagle
Description : 'His hands tightened around her throat. She couldn't breathe. He was strangling her. The tape around her ankles hurt badly. It was cutting into her skin. She could feel the blood flowing freely out, trickling down her heel and then dropping to the ground. She could feel the duct tape cutting deeper and deeper with every thrust. She was going to pass out. She could not stand the pain any longer. Gabrielle Ann Baker sat straight up in her king-size canopy bed with tears running down her cheeks...' To the outside world, Gabrielle leads a normal life. She is a successful painter and writer, and she has a beautiful home. But behind the scenes, Gabrielle is haunted by her past, a past that has destroyed her sense of self-worth and left her hiding from almost everyone. Memories of the horrendous rape suffered at the hand of her stepfather, Mark, replay in her mind. And worse still, she fears sleep when her stepbrother, Jason, is not there to protect her from the perplexing, lifelike dream world where Mark continues his attacks. In the midst of this, Gabrielle is trying to begin a relationship with Brendan, a man she's been secretly in love with for years. As she finally finds the courage to open up to Brendan, Mark's obsession and jealousy propel his intent to kill her. Suddenly Jason, Brendan, and Gabrielle's best friend, Ivy, realize the mysterious powers they possess must be used to help Gabrielle, and they soon find themselves engaged in a supernatural battle against the dark soul longing for Gabrielle's love. Will the intensity of their love be enough to strengthen Gabrielle in the fight for her life and free her from constant insecurity and pain? Break the bonds by Dancing with the Dragon.
Description : This book looks at a number of contemporary issues in relation to the current role China plays in trade investments, especially outward investments, a fairly new phenomenon in Australia, Africa, and Europe, three major strategic destinations for China. Through Eurozone crisis, Chinese investments, and migration into Europe, the authors paint a new picture of the world with China, the dragon dancing in the centre of the stage with rotating dancing partners. They show a new perspective on the China-US relationship, especially through the case of Huawei, the new Chinese telecommunication giant who is consistently challenging the position of CISCO commercially and now politically. This book adds another tool to the tool box of those who are aiming to continue dealing, trading, and working with China and the Chinese.
Description : Lieutenant Francis Raleigh, a young officer on the cruiser Edward Russel of the United Colonies Space Force, gets in trouble as his guest and friend, a Chando Alien whom he called Floyd, beats up a powerful local politician. Albeit from a wealthy family of landowners, Raleigh finds it difficult to protect his friend from the ensuing legal proceedings. But then he is offered a fishy deal which could get his friend out of trouble. Soon, that issue is almost forgotten because Francis Raleigh is deployed with the cruiser Edward Russel to aid Alien allies of the United Colonies in their struggle against the Ourland Federation, a highly industrialised civilisation which ruthlessly pursues its interests. One dangerous event chases the other and Raleigh is busy with surviving, when he sees again the politician whom he had trouble with in his home town. But now, that fellow's role had changed completely. With the cruiser Edward Russel damaged badly and Francis Raleigh being held captive by galactic terrorists, only the good nose of a certain friend could help him.Dancing with the Dragon is a science fiction novel that takes the reader into a distant future, where Humans and Aliens cooperate, compete, and occasionally also fight with each other, on the background of advanced hyperspace technology. Society is determined by the clashes of different interests, the most powerful being the landowners who call themselves the First Arrivals, for they conquered other planets and built up their civilisations on these worlds. The following generations of immigrants are challenging the predominance of the old class of real-estate possessing rich families, which leads to intensive political struggles. When a great war breaks out between the major civilisations in the galaxy, this is due to vested interests and pressure groups using mass media to stir up hatred among the general population and set the course for a fatal clash of mighty empires. In the middle of these struggles lives Francis Raleigh, young and from a rich family, but nevertheless affected by the political and military struggles which are going on. Doing his best to survive and remain an honourable gentleman, he faces difficult decisions and is challenged to the limits of his abilities by the demands of a remorseless war and an unforgiving environment.
Description : Presents a series of tales that chronicle the history and evolution of Taoism in China from prehistory through the early twentieth century.
Description : There are tremendous personal benefits to realizing and integrating the shadow part of the personality. When we can look at the "disowned parts of ourselves," we release a great deal of energy that can be used for creative expression. Dancing in the Dragon's Den is a practical self-help book that can open up your life in ways you have not yet dreamed of. Bane talks to you directly-she is warm, friendly, and supportive as she outlines the process.