Book Details

Book title: China Inc: Between State Capitalism and Economic Statecraft
Author(s): Aravind Yelery
ISBN: 9789390095353
Publication Year: 2021
Binding: HB
Pages: 348
Price: Rs. 1295 Rs. 1295
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The reforms of China’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in the 1990s were politically unpleasant and socially threatening. There were mass closures of firms, tens of millions of lay-offs and stock market listings for many of the biggest state firms, which made them run like private companies.
Today, SOEs produce one-third of China’s GDP and provide one-fifth of all its jobs.  SOEs have been given the task of re-engineering the relations of production so that they remain at the ‘core’ as espoused by Communist Party of China General Secretary Xi Jinping during the 19th Party Congress. 

Internally, SOEs drive China’s brand of state capitalism while externally SOEs form part of well-crafted Chinese economic statecraft, signing deals around the world giving the impression of ‘good’ state-run giants comprising an elite class of Chinese firms from the Fortune 500 that are influencing relations between nations and economies.

ABOUT Author

He is Senior Research Fellow at the HSBC Business School, Peking University, Beijing/Shenzhen.He is involved in teaching and curating courses for PKU and select universities globally, and at a few Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in India. In 2019, he won the Best Courseware Project Funds Award at Peking University.  Yelery is also a visiting faculty at the Fudan School of Management, Shanghai. Prior to joining PKU, he was Associate Fellow and Assistant Director at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi, India. Yelery holds a PhD in Chinese Studies with a particular interest in Political Economy.

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