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The Development of the Chinese Financial System and Reform of Chinese Commercial Banks


Part of the The Nottingham China Policy Institute Series book series (NCP)

About this book


The Chinese financial sector, despite having been developed at a much later stage compared with other developed nations, has achieved substantial progresses over the past decades. By the end of 2014, a total of 16 commercial banks had been listed on the stock exchanges, exerting strong impact onto the market indices and contributing significantly to the country's sustained economic growth.

This book reviews the evolution of the Chinese financial system, examining the effectiveness of reform strategies made by the government over the last ten years. The first chapter offers a comprehensive review of the development of the Chinese banking sector and the state-owned banks (SOBs). The second chapter focuses on the efficiency of the Chinese banking sector. Employing data envelopment analysis (DEA) and stochastic frontier analysis (SFA), the author tests the change of efficiency within the Chinese banking sector over the past decade. It also looks at the strategy adopted by the Chinese government as the final attempt in reforming its troublesome SOBs and the effectiveness of such a reform strategy. The next chapter examines the corporate governance practise of the Chinese commercial banks, and the author follows by investigating the effect of the 2007 US credit crunch on Chinese banks and the country's wider economy. Other chapters survey the influence of foreign entry to the Chinese domestic banking sector, and the development of shadow banking in China.

The author concludes by discussing the role of the central bank, namely the People's Bank of China (PBOC), and its role in implementing effective policies to promote economic growth.


Evolution Chinese Banking System efficiency Analysis Banking Sector central bank corporate governance practice commercial bank financial crisis shadow banking Monetary Policy Asset Pricing bank banking China corporate governance monetary policy pricing

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of NottinghamUK

About the authors

Dr Dan Luo is lecturer in Business and Finance at the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies (SCCS). She previously worked as a research fellow in the Centre of Global Finance, University of the West of England. She was a post-doctorate research fellow at School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham, where she was awarded her PhD and MA in Finance and Investment. She obtained her BA (Hons) Management in Accounting and Finance from Beijing Institute of Technology, China in 2005. She has been a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) since 2007. Dr Luo's research interests focus on the Chinese financial market, in particular the banking sector and stock market. She has also conducted intensive research on asset pricing, stock market volatility and income inequality. Her work has been published in leading journals such as The World Economy and The Journal of Applied Financial Economics.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Development of the Chinese Financial System and Reform of Chinese Commercial Banks
  • Authors D. Luo
  • Series Title The Nottingham China Policy Institute Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-45465-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-68723-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-45466-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 247
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Banking
    International Business
    Economics, general
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