China's Industrial Development in the 21st Century

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This unique book intends to provide a focused analysis of the main Chinese industrial sectors through case studies, data analysis and review of new state-initiated policies. In response to the global economic crisis in the short run and to cope with the existing structural problems of production in the long run, the Chinese central government has successively released new development outlines for 10 key industries since 2008. In this book, the authors will use key sectors including automobile, steel, shipbuilding, high-speed railway and new energy, to analyze the development of China's industries, along with their challenges and future prospects.

The effectiveness of state-oriented policies in rejuvenating these industries will be evaluated. After discussing the background and motivations for the new government-initiated policies, through detailed analysis of these policies, the authors will assess the contribution they have made to industrial development. The authors will also identify and analyze existing and potential challenges to sustainable development of China's industries.

How did the industries respond to climate change and the development of a low-carbon economy in China? What measures have been taken by these industries to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and reduce overall energy consumption? What are the latest developments in China's industrial sector in terms of technological progress and upgrading? What are the potential challenges facing the industrial sector in the post-economic crisis era? This study intends to address these issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789814324748
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/18/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

List of Contributors ix

Chapter 1 Introduction Mu Yung Hong Yu 1

Chapter 2 China as the World's Largest Automobile Market Hong Yu Mu Yang 17

Chapter 3 China's Shipbuilding Industry Facing Crisis and Challenge Mu Yang Jinjing Zhu 37

Chapter 4 Challenges for China's Steel Industry: Overcapacity and Production Fragmentation Hong Yu Mu Yang 57

Chapter 5 China's Wind Power Industry: From Infant Stage to Growth Stage Mu Yang Rongfang Pan 81

Chapter 6 China's Recycled Water/Water Treatment Industry in the Age of Water Crisis Mu Yang Cuifen Weng 101

Chapter 7 Harvesting Sunlight: Solar Thermal Industry in China Mu Yang Rongfang Pan 137

Chapter 8 Harvesting Sunlight: Solar Photovoltaic Industry in China Mu Yang Rongfang Pan 171

Chapter 9 China Enters the Age of High-Speed Rail Hong Tu Mu Yang 199

Chapter 10 China's Airports: Reform, Development and Challenges Xiuyun Yang Hong Yu 225

Index 253

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