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Beijing bubble, beijing bust: inequality, trade, and capital inflow into China

Beijing Blase, Beijing Krise: Ungleichheit, Handel und Kapitalzufluss nach China
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Galbraith, James K.; Hsu, Sara; Zhang, Wenjie

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Abstract This paper explores the relationships between inequality, trade, and capital flows into China since the early 1990s and particularly in the first years of the present decade. We show that the rise in economic inequality in China has more to do directly with the activities associated with China's financial and building boom, notably in Beijing, than with the massive growth in manufacturing employment and in Chinese exports since China joined the WTO in 2001. Nevertheless, it is likely that a flow of profits from the export boom did feed the speculative fires in the capital and elsewhere, and therefore it should be no surprise that the fall of one should be linked to the fall of the other, in a particularly painful reduction of economic inequality.

In diesem Artikel werden die Beziehungen zwischen Ungleichheit, Handel und Kapitalzufluss nach China seit den frühen 1990er Jahren untersucht. Es wird aufgezeigt, dass die steigende wirtschaftliche Ungleichheit in China weit mehr mit Chinas Finanz- und Bauboom insbesondere in Beijing zu tun hat als mit dem großen Anstieg der Beschäftigung in der Produktion und in Chinas Exporten seit dem WTO-Beitritt im Jahr 2001.
Keywords China; inequality; commerce; export; import; capital transactions; financial market; regional comparison; economic sector; economic growth; economic development (single enterprise); speculation; industry; economic growth; price level; foreign trade; present
Classification Sociology of Developing Countries, Developmental Sociology; Political Economy
Method applied research; empirical; quantitative empirical; historical
Free Keywords Economics; Domestic trade; Foreign trade; Finance; Speculation (economy); Disparities in economic structures; Wirtschaftswissenschaften; Binnenhandel; Finanzen; Disparitäten der Wirtschaftsstruktur; Present
Document language English
Publication Year 2009
Page/Pages p. 3-26
Journal Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 38 (2009) 2
ISSN 1868-4874
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works