In the past three decades, China has successfully transformed itself from an extremely poor economy to the world’s second largest economy. The country’s phenomenal economic growth has been sustained primarily by its rapid and continuous industrialisation. Currently industry accounts for nearly two-fifth of China’s gross domestic product, and since 2009 China has been the world’s largest exporter of manufactured products. This book explores the question of how far this industrial growth has been the product of government policies. It discusses how government policies and their priorities have developed and evolved, examines how industrial policies are linked to policies in other areas, such as trade, technology and regional development, and assesses how new policy initiatives are encouraging China’s increasing success in new technology-intensive industries. It also demonstrates how China’s industrial policies are linked to development of industrial clusters and regions.
Introduction Yongnian Zheng and Sarah Y Tong Part 1: Development Policies and Industrial Development 1. Development of China’s Industries and Industrial Restructuring Yueping Wang 2. Policy Evolution of China’s Regional Development Ding Lu 3. China’s Innovation Policy: Framework, Evolution and Trend Xiaohua Duan and Rongfang Pan 4. China’s R&D Intensification and the Role of the State Albert G Hu 5. Openness, Productivity and Economic Growth in China Yanrui Wu Part 2: Development of China’s Mainstay Industries 6. Why Are There so Many Automobile manufacturers in China? Tomoo Markuwa 7. Technological Capability Development in Complex Environments: The Case of the Chinese Telecom Equipment Industry Xudong Gao and Jizhen Li 8. Green Challenges and Keys to Sustain Growth of China’s Electronic Information Industry G. C. Alex Peng 9. The Catching-up of China’s ICT Industries: Recent Dynamics, Challenges, and Policy Implications Xiaobo Wu, Wei Dou, and Yueqi Wang 10. The Shale Gas Revolution and China’s Industrial Policy Mu Yang and Shenshen Cao Part 3: China’s Regional Industrial Development 11. China’s Yangtze River Delta Region: Globalization, Production Networks and Regional Development Yehua Dennis Wei 12. Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Development and the Transformation of Chinese Economy Yongling Yao and Sarah Y Tong 13. Achievement and Obstacles of China’s Western Development Houkai Wei 14. China’s Central Region: Development and Recent Strategies Xiaobing Yang