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 : 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 : '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 : In a plausible novel of international suspense, as China moves aggressively to dominate the Pacific Rim, the U.S., led by former military pilots and intelligence specialists Scott Dalton and Jackie Sullivan, moves to prevent a nuclear holocaust. Reprint.
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.
Description : Presents a series of tales that chronicle the history and evolution of Taoism in China from prehistory through the early twentieth century.
Description : The Dragons are talking! Susan Smith James creates dragons in clay. So evolved this story, told through the dragon's words and illustrated with Susan's dragon pots. Experience the beauty, love, wisdom and magic of the Dragon Realm.