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The Resource Fault lines in China's economic terrain, Charles Wolf, Jr. ... [et al.], (electronic resource)

Fault lines in China's economic terrain, Charles Wolf, Jr. ... [et al.], (electronic resource)

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Fault lines in China's economic terrain
Title
Fault lines in China's economic terrain
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Charles Wolf, Jr. ... [et al.]
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Language
eng
Summary
  • What are the major challenges, fault lines, and potential adversities (these terms are used synonymously), that China's economic development will encounter over the next decade? How severely will China's overall economic performance be affected if these adversities occur separately or in clusters? This book addresses these key questions. China has confronted in the past two decades five of the eight fault lines that the authors consider (unemployment, corruption, water resources, HIV/AIDS, and financial fragility), and, nonetheless, it has sustained high rates of economic growth. Therefore, in assessing the potential effects of these fault lines on China's future economic performance, the authors focus on whether, why, and by how much their intensities may increase--that is, on changes, rather than on the prevailing levels of each fault line. For the other three fault lines examined, which have not previously occurred or recurred--oil price shocks, foreign-direct-investment shrinkage, and serious military conflicts--the authors consider the circumstances under which they might arise and their resulting economic effects. For each of the eight fault lines, the authors estimate a "bottom-line" in terms of expected effects on China's annual growth rate over the next decade, drawing on a variety of methods, models, and judgments to make these estimates. The authors suggest that the probability that none of these individual setbacks will occur is low, while the probability that all will occur is still lower. Because of interdependencies among the fault lines, it is highly likely that several separate adversities will cluster if any one of them occurs. For examples: an internal financial crisis would have serious negative effects on the relative attractiveness of foreign investment in China, contributing to shrinkage of foreign direct investment; epidemic disease would intensify water pollution problems and would discourage foreign investment
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DLC
Dewey number
330.951
LC call number
HC427.95
LC item number
.F37 2003
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1924-2016
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Wolf, Charles
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  • Public health
  • China
  • China
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  • What are the major challenges, fault lines, and potential adversities (these terms are used synonymously), that China's economic development will encounter over the next decade? How severely will China's overall economic performance be affected if these adversities occur separately or in clusters? This book addresses these key questions. China has confronted in the past two decades five of the eight fault lines that the authors consider (unemployment, corruption, water resources, HIV/AIDS, and financial fragility), and, nonetheless, it has sustained high rates of economic growth. Therefore, in assessing the potential effects of these fault lines on China's future economic performance, the authors focus on whether, why, and by how much their intensities may increase--that is, on changes, rather than on the prevailing levels of each fault line. For the other three fault lines examined, which have not previously occurred or recurred--oil price shocks, foreign-direct-investment shrinkage, and serious military conflicts-the authors consider the circumstances under which they might arise and their resulting economic effects
  • The authors consider how and by how much China's stellar economic performance might be impaired by eight potential adversities that China may face in the next decade: unemployment, poverty, and social unrest; corruption; HIV/AIDS and epidemic diseases; water resource problems and pollution; energy consumption and prices; the fragile financial system and state-owned enterprises; curtailed foreign direct investment; and serious military conflicts
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Fault lines in China's economic terrain, Charles Wolf, Jr. ... [et al.], (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
"Prepared for the Office of Net Assessment, Dept. of Defense and the Smith Richardson Foundation."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-194) and index
Contents
Potential Adversities Confronting China's Continued Economic Growth -- Massive Unemployment and Rural Poverty -- Economic Effects of Corruption -- Epidemic Disease: A Wild Card in China's Economic Future? -- Water Resources and Pollution -- GDP Effects of an Energy Price Shock -- China's Fragile Financial System and the State-Owned Enterprises -- Possible Shrinkage of Foreign Capital Inflows -- Taiwan and Other Potential Conflicts -- Conclusions: Fault Lines in China's Economic Terrain
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OCM1bookssj0000153780
Dimensions
23 cm.
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unknown
Extent
xxvii, 207 p.
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Isbn
9780833033444
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003002047
Other physical details
ill., map
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000153780
Label
Fault lines in China's economic terrain, Charles Wolf, Jr. ... [et al.], (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"Prepared for the Office of Net Assessment, Dept. of Defense and the Smith Richardson Foundation."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-194) and index
Contents
Potential Adversities Confronting China's Continued Economic Growth -- Massive Unemployment and Rural Poverty -- Economic Effects of Corruption -- Epidemic Disease: A Wild Card in China's Economic Future? -- Water Resources and Pollution -- GDP Effects of an Energy Price Shock -- China's Fragile Financial System and the State-Owned Enterprises -- Possible Shrinkage of Foreign Capital Inflows -- Taiwan and Other Potential Conflicts -- Conclusions: Fault Lines in China's Economic Terrain
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000153780
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxvii, 207 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780833033444
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003002047
Other physical details
ill., map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000153780

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