After thirty years of economic reform, China has reached a crossroads in its development process, and faces many challenges in the use of natural resources, the living environment, and the economic, social and political systems. The sustainability of China’s reform and development is even more salient in the face of the global financial crisis and economic recession. Taking the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing as an iconic turning-point, the book explores key themes such as economic reform and sustainability, innovation and sustainability, globalisation and social development, and analyses the prospects for sustainable reform and development in Post-Olympic China.
The book includes topics such as Chinese banking reforms; the issue of regional inequalities; energy and environmental challenges; industry development and corporate social responsibility, and democracy and media bloggers. With analysis written by experts from a wide range of disciplines, the book will appeal to a wide range of readers interested in China’s environment and sustainable development, economic and political reform, and international relations.
About the Author
Shujie Yao is Professor of Economics and Chinese Sustainable Development; Head of the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies; and Coordinator of the China and World Economy Programme at the Leverhulme Centre for Globalization and Economic Policy at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is also Special Chair Professor of Economics at Xi’an Jiaotong University, and his most recent publication with Routledge is Economic Convergence in Greater China: Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
Bin Wu is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK.
Stephen Morgan is Associate Professor and Research Director at the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham, UK.
Dylan Sutherland is a Lecturer in the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK.
Table of Contents
List of Tables List of Figures List of Editors and Authors Introduction - Shujie Yao, Bin Wu, Stephen Morgan and Dylan Sutherland 1. Development of Chinese Private Sector in the Past 30 Years: Retrospect and Prospect - Hongliang Zheng and Yang Yang 2. Cost-Profit Efficiency and Governance Effects of Commercial Banks in China: 1995-2005 - Chunxia Jiang and Shujie Yao 3. Regional inequalities in China – A non-monetary view - Stephen L Morgan and Fang Su 4. Low-Carbon China: the Role of International Collaboration - David Tyfield and James Wilsdon 5. Effects of policy measures on energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions in China’s road transport sector - Xiaoyu Yan and Roy J. Crookes 6. Social Networks, Innovation and the Development of Industrial Clusters in China - Jinmin Wang 7. Globalization and the Seafarers Supply in China - Bin Wu and Shujie Yao 8. China’s Diaspora and Returnees: Impact on China’s Globalization Process - Huiyao Wang and David Zweig 9. Corporate Social Responsibility in China’s Largest TNCs - Dylan Sutherland and Glen Whelan 10. Nationalism vs. Democracy - China’s bloggers and the Western Media - David K. Herold