Explains how and why the world's countries differ. Presents a thorough review of the economics and politics of international trade and investment. Explains the functions and form of the global monetary systems. Examines the strategies and structures of international business. Asesses the special roles of an international business's various functions. Outlines the general development of Foreign Direct Investment by Multinational Enterprises in Mainland China market in the past three decades; and introduces how to do business in Mainland China market for foreign investors.