Master of Science in Hotel Administration
William F. Harrah College of Hospitality
First Committee Member
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"Black cat or white cat, if it can catch mice, it's a good cat." As China's then Chief Secretary, and later the nation's "Paramount Leader" Deng Xiaoping made this now-famous metaphor in the 1960s for a planned economy versus that of a market economy (Zheng & Sun, 2018), little did anyone at the time anticipated the sheer level of influence this populous yet impoverished nation would have on the world's geopolitical and economic scene in the coming decades. Indeed, through a combination of economic reforms, diplomatic engagement, and political reorganization, the People's Republic of China rapidly elevated its international positioning from a marginalized member of the global community to one of the world's biggest economies and what external observers would call a "quasi-superpower" in the 21st century and aims to catch up or surpass the United States in the near future (Brooks & Wohlfarth, 2016; Lu, 2019).
International relations; Tourism; Geopolitics
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Shen, Le, "International Relations and Tourism: Geopolitical Tension in China-United States Relations and Implications in Tourism Development" (2021). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 4329.
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