Capitalizing China

28 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2011

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Joseph P. H. Fan

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - School of Accountancy

Randall Morck

University of Alberta - Department of Finance and Statistical Analysis; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); European Corporate Governence Institute; Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research

Bernard Yin Yeung

National University of Singapore - Business School

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Date Written: December 15, 2011

Abstract

Despite a vast accumulation of private capital, China is not embracing capitalism. Deceptively familiar capitalist features disguise the profoundly unfamiliar foundations of 'market socialism with Chinese characteristics.' The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), by controlling the career advancement of all senior personnel in all regulatory agencies, all state-owned enterprises (SOEs), and virtually all major financial institutions state-owned enterprises (SOEs), and senior Party positions in all but the smallest non-SOE enterprises, retains sole possession of Lenin’s Commanding Heights. This manuscript introduces the chapters comprising the NBER volume Capitalizing China (Fan and Morck, eds. 2012), which examine China’s high savings rate, banking system, financial markets, financial regulations, corporate governance, and public finances; and consider policy alternatives the CCP might consider if its goal is China’s elevation into the ranks of high income countries.

Keywords: market socialism with Chinese characteristics, Chinese Communist Party, Orgburo, human reseource management

JEL Classification: P2, G0, J47, K0, H11, N25, Y2

Suggested Citation

Fan, Po Hung Joseph P. H. and Morck, Randall K. and Yeung, Bernard Yin, Capitalizing China (December 15, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1972735 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1972735

Po Hung Joseph P. H. Fan

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