The Changing Government-Business relationship under the ‘New Normal’ in China

Thursday 8 December 2016 13:00 to 14:30 (GMT)
Room 221, Institute of Development Studies

The Chinese economy sits on a strategic yet worrying turning point from the high speed booming to a slower growth, which is conceptualized by the officials as the 'New Normal'.

As a result, the Chinese government urges a 'Supply-side Structural Reform' to conquer this economic challenge. At the same time, the ongoing anti-corruption campaign is reshaping the fundamental rules of Chinese politics and business. The government-business relationship is transforming to a 'New Type', and it also provides unprecedented challenges and opportunities for new social forces. This talk aims to reveal how to understand those elusive yet vital jargons by the Chinese government and its underlying implications to China and the World.

Dr. Peng Lu is an associate professor at the Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). He studied at Tsinghua University and Yale University till 2010 and worked in New York University Abu Dhabi from 2011-2012 as a post-doctoral research associate. His research interests include business-government relationship, Chinese entrepreneurship, and comparative studies in post-communist and new emerging economies. He is also the managing director of the ‘Chinese Private Entrepreneur Survey’, a nationwide survey on Chinese private economy since 1993.


Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 9RE