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Globalisation, Transition and Development in China

The Case of the Coal Industry, 1st Edition

By Rui Huaichuan


200 pages | 16 B/W Illus.

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Based on extensive original research, Globalisation, Transition and Development in China explains China's development strategy and its underlying forces, and the success of this strategy. It examines China's gradualist approach which emphasizes development first and regards transition and globalization as secondary, enacting liberalization of domestic markets and integration into the world economy in a paced way, avoiding dramatic changes which might impede or even reverse development, and argues that this approach is broadly correct. It considers China's failures, including the failure to build large globally competitive corporations despite the intention to do this, and shows how China's economic strategy has been implemented in detail with a case study of the large and important coal industry.


'China's coal mining industry is much in the news, both because of its appalling safety record and because of the way Chinese demand is forcing up world coal prices. This book is a useful examination of some of the problems facing the industry.' - The China Journal

'The book's most useful and interesting parts are the case studies, especially of Jixi and Shenhua, which contain many illuminating illustrations of the current problems of China's economy.' - The China Journal

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Challenges Facing China 2. The Challenges Facing China's Coal Industry 3. Development: The Rise and Fall of TVE Coalmines 4. Transition: Transforming Traditional SOE Coalmines 5. Globalization: Building Competitive Coal Corporations 6. Conclusion: Interrelationship of Three Challenges and the Role of the State Bibliography Notes

About the Author

Huaichuan Rui received her PhD from the Judge Institute of Management, University of Cambridge, where she is currently a Research Associate. Her main interests are in globalisation and its impact on both developed and developing countries, and China's coal and related industries (steel, power and manufacturing). She also teaches in Cambridge and is consultant to various investment companies.

About the Series

Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

The primary aim of this series is to publish original, high quality, research-level work, by both new and established scholars in the West and East, on all aspects of the Chinese economy, including studies of business and economic history. Works of synthesis, reference books and edited collections will also be considered. Submissions from prospective authors are welcomed.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General