The World Economy, Vol. 31, No. 9, pp. 1129-1153, 2008
Posted: 22 Dec 2009
Date Written: December 20, 2009
In late 2007, the Chinese Communist Party's 17th Congress outlined a programme of eight key economic policies to address future economic development in China. These policies emphasized 'building a harmonious society' using a 'scientific approach'. The paper assesses whether these policies are likely to help China achieve its target of quadrupling per capita GDP by 2020, while stemming the rise of inequality, finding sustainable alternatives to contemporary energy use, and solving various problems in governance, including the quality of party leadership and pervasive corruption.
Keywords: China, Economic reform, Economic development, Economic policy
JEL Classification: H11, O53, P21, P3
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Yao, Shujie and Morgan, Stephen L., On the New Economic Policies Promoted by the 17th CCP Congress in China (December 20, 2009). The World Economy, Vol. 31, No. 9, pp. 1129-1153, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1526195