Corporatization and Privatization: A Chinese Perspective

Wei, Yuwa | January 1, 2002

Although the enterprise reform in China has its own causes, it conforms to the current movement of commercializing public enterprises in a global sense. Thus, over the course of its enterprise reform, China has the advantage of drawing lessons and gaining wisdom from the experience of other jurisdictions. Consequently, China may achieve two goals, commercializing its public sector and standardizing the practice of its corporatized enterprises, at the same time. Meanwhile, the Chinese enterprise reform will provide an interesting case for comparative study, since the country is pioneering a different path in the process of corporatizing and privatizing its public enterprises, i.e., by retaining the dominance of public ownership.