Fiscal Underpinnings for Sustainable Development in China

Rebalancing in Guangdong

  • Ehtisham Ahmad
  • Meili Niu
  • Kezhou Xiao

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Managing Risks: Chinese Perspectives Within an International Norm

  3. Guangdong Case and Other Local Experiences from China

About this book


This book collects high-quality papers on issues related to the rebalancing strategy in China, new clean cities as “hubs’’, liability management, and involving the private sector, including through PPPs, with specific examples from Guangdong.
Guangdong has been at the forefront of economic reforms in China since the advent of the Responsibility System in the late 1970s, and its successes and challenges reflect those of China as a whole. The need for rebalancing towards a more inclusive and sustainable path is also critical in Guangdong, just as it is in China. Strengthening the fiscal underpinnings and the next stages of tax reforms are critical drivers to accomplishing the requisite structural changes.


Sustainable Development Fiscal Policy China Tax Reform Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations Risk Management Land Financing Government Accounting Local Government Political Economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Ehtisham Ahmad
    • 1
  • Meili Niu
    • 2
  • Kezhou Xiao
    • 3
  1. 1.University of BonnBonnGermany
  2. 2.Center for Chinese Public Administration ResearchSun Yat-Sen UniversityGuangzhouChina
  3. 3.Department of EconomicsLondon School of EconomicsLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6285-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6286-5
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