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Exit the Dragon?. Privatization and State Control in China. Edition No. 1. Chatham House Papers

  • ID: 5228166
  • Book
  • February 2005
  • Region: China
  • 256 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Nominated for the 2006 IPEG Book Prize

Drawing on the research of ten scholars from around the world, this volume evaluates China’s privatization experience by investigating the efficiency and fairness of the sale process and the credibility of the government’s ambition to create world-class state-owned conglomerates.

- One of the first book-length works to evaluate China’s privatization experience.
- Draws on the research of ten scholars from around the world including Liu Xiaoxuan (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), Sun Laixiang (SOAS, London University) and Chih-jou Jay Chen (Academic Sinica).
- Investigates the factors determining the decision by government officials to sell or retain their firms.
- Evaluates how credible the government’s ambition is to create world-class state-owned conglomerates.
- Compares the efficiency and fairness of the sales against the lessons learned from the former Soviet bloc.
- Explains how the state is withdrawing from key sectors such as automobiles, energy and telecoms.
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Introduction: Stephen Green & Guy S. Liu.

Part I: Retreat: Privatisation Motives and Methods.

1. China’s industrial reform strategy: retreat and retain: Stephen Green & Guy Liu.

2. Privatization in the former Soviet bloc: Has China learned the lessons?: Stephen Green.

3. Chinese-style privatization: motives and constraints: Guy Liu, Pei Sun & Wing T. Woo.

4. The effects of privatization on China’s industrial performance: Liu Xiaoxuan.

5. Ownership reform in China’s TVEs: Sun Laixiang.

6. China’s public firms: how much privatization?: Guy Liu & Pei Sun.

7. The privatization two-step at China’s listed firms: Stephen Green.

8. Urban housing privatization: Li Bingqin.

Part II: Retain: Non-privatization Industrial Reforms.

9. China’s privatization ministry? The State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission: Stephen Green & He Ming.

10. Prospects for privatization in China’s energy sector: Philip Andrews-Speed and Cao Zhenning.

11. Private investment in China’s telecommunication sector: no Chinese, no foreigners allowed?: Marc Laperrouza.

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Stephen Green Standard Chartered Bank, Shanghai.

Guy S. Liu Brunel University.
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