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Chapter 7 Development of Corporate Social Responsibility in China

Governance in the Business Environment

ISBN: 978-0-85724-877-0, eISBN: 978-0-85724-878-7

ISSN: 2043-0523

Publication date: 18 April 2011


China has achieved continuous economic growth and become more integrated with the global economy since the start of the current financial crisis in late 2008. As the second largest economy in the world, China's political policies, economic and social development have influence on global economy. Attention has been paid worldwide to the current Chinese legal system, political policies and the development of economic reform since China entered the World Trade Organisation in November 2001. The corporate governance reform is the centre of the enterprise reform. In September 1999, The Fourth Plenum of the Chinese Communist Party's 15th central Committee identified that corporate governance is the core of the modern enterprise system. In recent years China has made significant progress in developing the foundations of a modern corporate system. There are more than 1,200 companies which have successfully diversified their ownership through public listing and 80% of small and medium size companies have been transformed into non-state-owned enterprises. More and more state-owned enterprises are on the way to transforming into corporations. China has formed a legal framework for corporate governance.


Jiang, L. (2011), "Chapter 7 Development of Corporate Social Responsibility in China", Aras, G. and Crowther, D. (Ed.) Governance in the Business Environment (Developments in Corporate Governance and Responsibility, Vol. 2), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 125-151.



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