This paper raises serious doubts about the theme that depicts “China as a corporatist system”, and argues that, although the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is truly loosening its control over the state enterprises, it still maintains its formal authority and is still playing a leading role in the industrial system. A clarification of the notion is timely in view of the conceptual ambiguity involved. Corporatism could be understood as a set of structures, which link society with the state; in other words, it could be studied as a broader problem of interrelationships between state and society.
|Place of Publication||Hong Kong|
|Publisher||Centre for Asian Pacific Studies|
|Number of pages||30|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2000|
|Name||Centre for Asian Pacific Studies Working Paper Series|
Bibliographical noteThe interviews conducted in Beijing in this paper were funded by Lingnan University research grants.
WONG, Y., & CHAN, C. (2000). Corporatism and civil society in the People’s Republic of China : empirical evidence and theoretical implications. (Centre for Asian Pacific Studies Working Paper Series; No. 99). Centre for Asian Pacific Studies. https://commons.ln.edu.hk/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1023&context=capswp