Globalisation, Transition and Development in China: The Case of the Coal Industry

Globalisation, Transition and Development in China: The Case of the Coal Industry

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by Rui Huaichuan
     
 

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China's coal industry is the largest in world in terms of both production and consumption, provides about 70% of the country's primary energy sources, and supports the world's largest steel industry. On the other hand, it faces a market surplus in coal, was the leading loss-maker of all industries in China, has had over three million redundancies, is plagued by huge

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China's coal industry is the largest in world in terms of both production and consumption, provides about 70% of the country's primary energy sources, and supports the world's largest steel industry. On the other hand, it faces a market surplus in coal, was the leading loss-maker of all industries in China, has had over three million redundancies, is plagued by huge financial difficulties and high accident rates, has suffered frequent demonstrations by coal workers, and is regulated by many unreasonable government policies. In short, says Rui (management, U. of Cambridge), it is a very good case study by which to investigate China's development policy. She considers state-owned and township-and-village-owned enterprises. Distributed in the US by Taylor and Francis. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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'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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415333191
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/03/2004
Series:
Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy Series
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet 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.

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