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    • Humanities & Social Sciences

      Global Cities: Past, Present and Future

      by Zhou Zhenhua

      The global city has been the hotspot of academic research for manyyears, but current strategic researches of global cities rely on the generallaw of urban development, which hardly reflect the unique evolutionaryconnotation and trend of global urban development. Due to the lack ofdeep understanding of the global evolutionary ontology of urbanization,these researches tend to neglect the mechanism of global city futuredevelopment , failing to grasp the main lines; due to the lack of systematicunderstanding of the important variables of global city dynamism, thetrend analysis of these strategic studies tends to be discrete , not graspingthe core elements of the global cities; due to the lack of accurate grasp ofthe dynamic process of global city evolution, the vision of these strategicresearch on global cities and its positioning may be more based onimagination, rather than reasonable deduction based on history and logic.In short, existing researches on global cities are essentially a staticcomparative theory, not an evolutionary analysis. The purpose of this bookis to construct the basic framework for the dynamic evolution of globalcities, so as to explain the evolving paths that show global cities come fromwhere and go where, perfecting and deepening the theory of global cities.

    • The General Theory of Income Distribution of Chinese Residents

      by Zongsheng CHEN

      This book tells readers the main changes and status on income inequality in China. Since China’s system reform and opening up, the Chinese economy has unprecedentedly developed for more than 40 years, and China has entered the new era with characteristic socialism that is being paid attention world-widely. At this time, it is necessary to carry out a systematic assessment of the degree and tendency of income inequality of Chinese residents, and to analyze and summarize the effect of the income distribution policy and economic development strategy implemented in China in past 40 years, and so to make an underlying judgment on the overall status of income inequality. Those are the core research task of this book. It is found in this book that each components of the income inequality of Chinese residents have all passed the vertex(turning point) of inverted-U curve of public ownership economy(POE), i.e. the total Gini coefficient of income distribution has entered the decreasing stage, which incorporates that urban inequality and rural inequality, and regional inequality and urban-rural gap began to decrease, middle-income groups gradually expanded, and the number of poor people were reduced on a large scale. It is true that the changes of all kinds of income inequality, especially the overall inequality, are still smaller and tentative in the light of different decreasing scope. The basic judgment of overall situation is that the income inequality of Chinese residents already stride over the turning point and began to enter the downward channel, although the declining extent is still small and fluctuant, and also the urban-rural gap, regional inequality, industries inequality and as well as the urban inequality and rural inequality are still large; the anti-poverty task is still arduous; and many shortcomings in people's livelihood field. After the publication of this book, the chief editor of Contemporary Economics Series, Chen Xin, said that it makes Chen’s POE inverted-U theory to turn out to be scientific from hypothesis. Indeed, just like professor Justin Yifu Lin, the former chief economist and deputy governor of the World Bank, the current dean of New Structural Economics Institute at Beijing University, praised that Professor Chen’s book discussed the very important inequality issues took placed in China recent decades and its substance may match each other with Capital In The 21th Century, a book written by a French economist, Thomas Piketty.

    • July 2018

      The Outline of China’s Economics

      by Lin XIAO,Heng QUAN

      This book makes base on the development experience of China's 40 years reform and opening-up, with the requirements of "New Experience and New Theory" embodied, and the book tries to set up the theoretical logic and practical framework of China's economic development, that is, the Outline of China’s Economics. This book argues that the Outline of China's Economics highlights economic reform and development with the four-dimensional unity, which is "institution-structure-government-growth", and its historical track. "Institution" reflects the fundamental direction of the market-oriented system innovation in the primary stage of socialism, revealing the fundamental system reform with transition of resource allocation mode and the improvement of economic growth efficiency in China's economic development. "Structure" reflects the direction of the industrialization, urbanization and information development, revealing the issue of the goal of modernization development for China's economic development. "Growth" reflects the integrated driving forces of China's market-oriented allocation of resources, industrialization strategy (especially for manufacturing sector), urbanization strategy and informatization strategy which ensures the inherent inevitability of China's economic catch-up growth, and it also means that the internal impetus and law of China's high-speed catch-up as a great economy. The model of China's economic growth is such a theoretical logic and practice process of "institutional innovation-structural change-government promotion-economic growth". Corresponding to this development practice and the theory logic, the outline of China’s Economics should revolve around analytical frame of "institution-structure-government-growth". Such an analytical framework is helpful to enrich, innovate and develop the political and economic system of socialism with Chinese characteristics.

    • April 2018

      The Study of 40 Years of Reform and Opening up in Shanghai

      by Zhenhua ZHOU, Minrong HONG

      In the grand process of China's reform and opening up in the past 40 years, Shanghai, based on its own, with an eye to the whole country and the world, has made great efforts to try first in political, economic, social and cultural fields, and has broken a new path. This series takes typical cases as the content, and systematically describes and analyzes the historical context and key trajectory of Shanghai's reform, opening up and innovation development in the past 40 years through the theory of historical belt and point to face.

    • Economics
      June 2018

      The Study of the Economic Downturn in China

      by Zhou Tianyong, Wang Yuandi

      The authors studied the problems in China according to the standard values of some countries in the same stage of development (if possible), to compare the differences between China and other countries in some aspects, including population growth, urbanization, agricultural employment ratio, real estate of wealth income, corporate taxes and other costs, and household income and consumption during change of population growth structure, dual structure transformation and other processes; from the differences, the authors estimated the possible losses of national economic consumption demand, income of residents, and GDP output caused by misleading policies and systems, including economic growth determined by the long-term process of population growth 20 years ago, population missing urbanization, and the cumulative effects of these various economic losses. In terms of analytical tools, based on an analysis of China’s economic development process, factors and impact chains, the authors built some simple mathematical models to explain in a logic way the relationship between insufficient economic consumer demand and overproduction and the slower economic growth. It is not only the assumption of the mathematical relationship, but also the proof that the change of some demographic and other factors may change other economic factors. Although it may be imperfect and relatively simple, we intend provide a possibly practical and explanatory analytical thinking, scope, method, and logical framework for studying the economic downturn in China. test

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