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The Employment Impact of China's WTO Accession

The Employment Impact of China's WTO Accession

1st Edition

A. S. Bhalla, Shufang Qiu, S. Qiu
September 04, 2019

The book explores the macroeconomic and sectoral employment implications (in agriculture, industry and services) of China's World Trade Organisation accession. It argues that while short-run employment losses may occur, in the longer term China will be able to generate additional employment...

Sustaining China's Economic Growth in the Twenty-first Century

Sustaining China's Economic Growth in the Twenty-first Century

1st Edition

Xiaming Liu, Shujie Yao
September 04, 2019

Economic growth in China has been exceptionally strong in recent decades, but the country still faces enormous economic problems, including huge poverty, uneven regional development, the problems associated with strengthening capital formation, modernising and making more productive the very large...

Multinationals, Global Value Chains and Governance: The Mechanics of Power in Inter-firm Relations

Multinationals, Global Value Chains and Governance: The Mechanics of Power in Inter-firm Relations

1st Edition

Peter Hertenstein
August 22, 2019

This book uses the examples of local supply firms in China and Brazil and their connections to the global automotive industry to explore the nature of current global value chains. It argues that lead firms make use of product architecture to globalize their procurement and supply chain management...

Governing the Commons in China

Governing the Commons in China

1st Edition

Yan Zhang
January 03, 2019

The idea of 'the commons' is a long-standing concept in the English-speaking world and in English law. A similar concept occurs in China. How different from or similar to the English idea of ‘the commons’ is the idea in China; and how is the concept applied? This book explores this important...

Wind Power in China: Ambiguous Winds of Change in China's Energy Market

Wind Power in China: Ambiguous Winds of Change in China's Energy Market

1st Edition

Julia Kirch Kirkegaard
November 20, 2018

Whilst China’s growing economy is widely regarded as being responsible for severe environmental degradation and a high reliance on energy from fossil fuels, China is emerging as a potential leader in new green energy technologies. Outlining the extraordinary growth in China’s wind power capacity...

China and the West: Crossroads of Civilisation

China and the West: Crossroads of Civilisation

1st Edition

Peter Nolan
October 12, 2018

Capitalist globalisation since the 1980s has produced immense benefits in terms of technical progress, poverty reduction and welfare improvement. However, it has been accompanied by profound contradictions, including ecological destruction, global warming, inequality, concentration of business...

China in the Wake of Asia's Financial Crisis

China in the Wake of Asia's Financial Crisis

1st Edition

Wang Mengkui
August 14, 2018

This book examines China’s response to the Asian financial crisis of 1997, both in its immediate aftermath and in the years since. The crisis caused turmoil throughout Asia’s economies, and precipitated wholesale reform of economic and financial policies and institutions across the region. As one...

Good Governance in China - A Way Towards Social Harmony: Case Studies by China’s Rising Leaders

Good Governance in China - A Way Towards Social Harmony: Case Studies by China’s Rising Leaders

1st Edition

Wang Mengkui
August 14, 2018

Good governance is necessary for effective public administration and delivery of public goods and services. This is an important issue for all countries, but in particular for rapidly developing countries such as China where reform of governance and public administration is a key element of the...

The Evolution of China's Banking System, 1993–2017

The Evolution of China's Banking System, 1993–2017

1st Edition

Guy Williams
July 09, 2018

This book traces the development of China’s banking system through the first 25 years of China’s socialist market economy up to the present. It examines how China’s leaders have chosen their own path for reforming and regulating the banking sector and shows how this approach has differed...

Being Middle Class in China: Identity, Attitudes and Behaviour

Being Middle Class in China: Identity, Attitudes and Behaviour

1st Edition

Ying Miao
April 20, 2018

Many studies of the Chinese middle class focus on defining it and viewing its significance for economic development and its potential for sociopolitical modernisation. This book goes beyond such objective approaches and considers middle class people’s subjective understanding and diverse...

Chinese Economists on Economic Reform – Collected Works of Chen Xiwen

Chinese Economists on Economic Reform – Collected Works of Chen Xiwen

1st Edition

Chen Xiwen, China Development Research Foundation
April 20, 2018

This book is part of a series which makes available to English-speaking audiences the work of the individual Chinese economists who were the architects of China’s economic reform. The series provides an inside view of China’s economic reform, revealing the thinking of the reformers themselves,...

Chinese Economists on Economic Reform – Collected Works of Du Runsheng

Chinese Economists on Economic Reform – Collected Works of Du Runsheng

1st Edition

Du Runsheng, China Development Research Foundation
April 20, 2018

This book is part of a series which makes available to English-speaking audiences the work of the individual Chinese economists who were the architects of China’s economic reform. The series provides an inside view of China’s economic reform, revealing the thinking of the reformers themselves,...

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