Reforming China’s enterprises

China has reached a critical point in reform of its enterprises and needs to make rapid progress in the next few years if it is to preserve the gains made so far, the OECD says in a new publication, Reforming China’s Enterprises.

“Substantial progress is being made … but much more needs to be done and success in the overall reform effort is not yet assured,” the book warns. Reform has become all the more urgent given the increased competitive challenges likely to emerge with China’s prospective admission to the World Trade Organisation.

Reforming China’s Enterprises offers a series of recommendations covering state-owned and private enterprises, including market liberalisation, tax reform and faster financial reform.

The study is part of the OECD-China programme of dialogue and co-operation begun in 1996 and aimed at encouraging China’s sustainable integration into the global economy. A study on China’s national accounts will be released soon.

©OECD Observer No 223, October 2000




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