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China's Banking Reform: Problems and Potential Solutions

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  • Charles Goodhart
  • Xiaosong Zeng
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    Despite recent reforms to China's financial system, there remain numerous shortcomings. The asset quality of state-owned banks continues to be unsatisfactory, with taxpayers and depositors subsidising both SOBs and SOEs. Banks' loan margins and capital adequacy remain too low. The capital market is also inefficient. The fundamental problem is the lack of an appropriate property rights infrastructure, without an adequate informational, incentive and legal framework.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies.

    Volume (Year): 4 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 185-198

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:jocebs:v:4:y:2006:i:3:p:185-198

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    Keywords: State-owned banks; non-performing loans; asset management companies; 'Modern Enterprise System'; property rights infrastructure;

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    Cited by:
    1. Jia Liu & Dong Pang, 2009. "Financial factors and company investment decisions in transitional China," Managerial and Decision Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 30(2), pages 91-108.

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