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1st Edition

Assessing the Extent of China's Marketization

Edited By

Xiaoxi Li

ISBN 9780754648789
Published November 28, 2006 by Routledge
350 Pages

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Book Description

China is indisputably one of the most dynamic economic regions in the world; however the character, nature and extent of its market economy status remains in question. This book provides an empirical analysis of many aspects of the developing market economy including: government reform; the marketization of enterprises; land transactions; capital transactions and finance; the market determination of wage rates; the development of intermediary organizations; and the improvement in the economy's legal framework. China's economic growth has also brought conflict with both the EU and the US. This book examines the contentious debates such as: the extent of renminbi convertibility; the independence of the financial sector; the freedom of labour in wage-rate bargaining; the extent of foreign investment; the extent of government ownership of enterprises; the protection of property rights; and the development of company law and of corporate governance.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part 1 New Progress in Market Economy in 2002 and 2003; Chapter 1 Reform of Government Administrative System; Chapter 2 Marketization of Enterprises; Chapter 3 Labor Flow and Market Determination of Wage Rates; Chapter 4 Market-determined Capital Transaction; Chapter 5 Market-oriented Land Transaction; Chapter 6 Marketization of Trade; Chapter 7 Scale of Intermediary Organizations and Their Market-oriented Operations; Chapter 8 Marketization of Money and Finance; Chapter 9 Improvement in China’s Market Economy Legal Framework; Chapter 10 Evaluation of the Degree of China’s Market Economy Development in 2002–2003; Part 2 The Development of China’s Market Ecomony by Western Standards; Chapter 11 The Free Convertibility of Renminbi; Chapter 12 Independence of the Financial Sector; Chapter 13 Freedom of the Employee in Bargaining with the Employer for Wage Rates; Chapter 14 Extent of Admission of Foreign Investment; Chapter 15 Extent of Government Ownership or Control of the Means of Production and Enterprises; Chapter 16 Extent of Government Control over the Output, Price and Sales Decisions of Enterprises and over the Allocation of Resources; Chapter 17 The Protection of Property Rights and the Bankruptcy Law; Chapter 18 Implementation of Laws and Regulations Relating to Investment and Taxation; Chapter 19 Company Law and Corporate Governance; Chapter 20 Laws on Enterprise Accounting and Auditing Standards and their Enforcement; Chapter 21 The Use and Disposal of State-owned Enterprises’ Assets; Chapter 22 Analysing Corruption, Trade Ties, and Other Factors;

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Xiaoxi Li is Director and Professor of the Institute of Economic and Resources Management with Beijing Normal University, China and an Invited Professor with Peking University and the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). Li has been well known as one of major advocators of China's market-oriented reforms in the 1980s as well as an authority on assessing the extent of China's marketization during recent years.


'This book documents clearly and thoroughly how far China has come in the past two decades from an old-style centrally planned economy to one where prices, wages, and production are determined by market forces. It will become a standard reference for all those interested in China's economic evolution.' Richard N. Cooper, Harvard University, USA This study provides the most comprehensive analysis available of China's transition to a market economy. It not only reviews the rising importance of the market in setting prices for goods, it explains the reforms that have supported the growing role of the market in determining wages and the price of land and more generally China's growing reliance on market-determined resource allocation.' Nicholas R. Lardy, Institute for International Economics, USA 'As China's global footprint expands, this wide-ranging and extensively documented volume will help outsiders understand how Chinese economists and policy analysts view their nation's growth process, institutional structure and reform agenda.' Thomas G. Rawski, University of Pittsburgh, USA '...this volume offers rich rewards for those seeking to identify recent changes in policies and institutions across a broad range of issues.' China Review International