Governance: An international journal of policy, administration and institutions

How China manages capitalism for its own purposes

When Margaret Thatcher and Deng Xiaoping rose to leadership positions in 1978-79,British GDP was 2.5 times larger than Chinese GDP.  By 2014, Chinese GDP was 3.5 times larger than British GDP.  In the current issue of Governance, Roselyn Hsueh examines the institutional foundations of China’s capitalist transformation.  Too often, says Hsueh, researchers have emphasized a “unidirectional transition toward a market economy.”  However their are important differences between sectors.  Strategically important sectors are shaped by “calibrated state interventions” including state ownership and restrictions on foreign investment.  Hsueh says that China is pursuing a model of “bifurcated capitalism.”  Read the article.

Hsueh also discusses her article on the Washington Post‘s Monkey Cage blog. “Chinese-style capitalism,” Hsueh says, “involves two primary components.”  Read the Monkey Cage article.
And read Governance‘s 2012 review of Hsueh’s book, China’s Regulatory State. Read the review.

Written by Governance

January 18, 2016 at 12:35 pm

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