China's Three Decades of Economic Reforms

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Xiaohui Liu, Wei Zhang
Taylor & Francis, Aug 20, 2009 - Business & Economics - 302 pages
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In the thirty years since China initiated economic reforms and its open-door policy, China has been transformed from a poor nation almost completely isolated from the global economy to an engine of growth of the world economy. China’s dynamic transition has been among the most dramatic developments of recent history; and its economy continues to grow rapidly, with important consequences for China’s own society and environment, as well as for the wider world. This book provides a fascinating insight into a wide range of issues on Chinese economy and its three decades of economic reforms. With well-researched, in-depth and comprehensive coverage of key topics, using the latest research findings, this book covers Chinese monetary policy and financial sector reforms; China’s income disparities; the emergence of China’s business groups; the implications of foreign direct investment and innovation and technological developments. The book will be an indispensable guide to scholars, entrepreneurs, policy-makers and all who are interested in China’s economic affairs.

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About the author (2009)


articles in various journals including Research Policy, Management International Review, International Review of Applied Economics, Applied Economics and International Business Review. Her joint paper The trade development path and export spillovers in China: a missing link? received the best competitive paper award at the 32nd annual conference of the Academy of International Business (UK), 2005

Zhang:Articles in Journals and Books

"Trade Power of China", chapter in Accessing the Power of China: Political Economic, and Social Dimensions, edited by Wing Thye Woo and Keun Lee, Routledge, London

2007 "Stepping Stones to National Market Integration: the Role of Special Economic Zones," in China: Linking Marchits for Grwoth edited by Ross Garnaut and Ligang Song, pp. 394-414, Asia Pacific Press the Australian National University.

2007 "Further Reform of Pension System in China; an Alternative Option to Fully Funded Individual Accounts," Asian Economic Papers, Volume 6 Number 2, pp.112-135, Spring 2007, MIT Press, MA.

2005 "Competitiveness of China’s manufacturing industry and its impacts on the neighbouring countries," Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Volume 3 Number. 3 (2005), pp. 205–29, Taylor & Francis, London.

2004 "Can the Strategy of West Development Narrow down China’s Regional Disparity?" Asian Economic Papers, Volume 3 Number 3, MIT Press, MA.

2004 "The Economic Policies of the Fourth Generation Chinese Leaders," China Strategy Newsletter, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC, Vol. 1. 2004

2001 "Economic Integration and its Impacts on Cross-Strait Relations," Cambridge Review of International Affairs, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 201-211, Cambridge.

2001 "Rethinking Regional Disparity in China," Economics of Planning, Kluwer Academic Publications, Volume 34, pp.113-138, London

2000 "Why Is Foreign Investment Concentrated in the Coastal Areas?" Harvard Asia Quarterly, Summer 2000, pp.62-69, MA.

1998 "Welfare Effects of Capital Taxation in a Small Open Economy," with Shuanglin Lin, Open Economies Review, Kluwer Academic Publications, 9, pp. 5-20

Publications in Journals and Books (in Asian languages)

Forth- coming Understanding China's Economic Growth, book, (in Chinese)

2004 "International Competitiveness and Productivity of China’s Manufacturing Industy," with Zhang Tao, in Rise of China edited by Young-sook Nam, Published by Korean Institute of International Economic Policy, Seoul (in Korean)

2003 "Assessment of Strategy of Developing West in China" China Economic Analysis Working Papers, Taipei, No. 7. 2003, pp 1-15 (in Chinese).

2003 "New Direction of Chinese Capital Market: Preface," in Economic Perspective on China’s Stock Exchange, by Hua Sheng, Economic Science Publishing House, pp1-8, Beijing (in Chinese)

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