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Urban China Series featuring Tao Ran – The China Model of Growth and Urbanization 

March 13, 2023 @ 8:30 pm 10:00 pm

Speaker: Tao Ran, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen)

This talk outlines a holistic analytical framework for China’s current growth and urbanization model, as well as its political and economic background and consequences. Tao Ran argues that China has developed an investment-driven and export-oriented growth and urbanization model since the mid-1990s. Under this model, state-owned banks, upstream state-owned enterprises, and local governments have maintained administrative monopolies in the financial sector, the upstream manufacturing and non-financial high-end service sector, and urban commercial & residential land development respectively. At the same time, the Chinese central and local governments have engaged in a two-tier international and domestic race to the bottom to support market competition in consumer goods production by private firms. This has significant implications for China’s further growth and development.   


March 13, 2023
8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies


Presented via Zoom

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