Powering China Reforming the Electric Power Industry in China
This title was first published in 2002: This study of the Chinese electric power industry examines the ownership and the restructuring of the industry.
The reform of the electric power industry is also seen as part of the wider economic development that has been taking place in China, thus providing fresh perspectives on the changes taking place in both the economy and society more generally. Presenting a wealth of extensive research on the subject, the book elucidates the power struggle between political and bureaucratic elite and explains the sensitive and volatile relationship between the central and provincial government against an increasingly complex global background.
International experience; Development of China's power industry; Ownership reform; Restructuring the power industry; Central-local relations; Pricing and investment; Complications of the reform.