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中监为体、西监为用 or the specifics of Chinese bank regulation

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  • Cousin, Violaine

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The present paper aims to propose an explanation for the rationale behind the current banking regulatory arrangement in China. A now stable and relatively healthy banking system emerged largely unscathed from the financial crisis without relying much on recognised international best practices in bank supervision. China combines a strong regulatory hand together with a capital adequacy requirements stick, without much intervention of foreign or private institutions in the larger sense of the term. After an in-depth review of the Chinese framework we recognise that it is exactly this lip service to private monitoring mechanisms on top of restrictive regulators that allows for stability and growth - at least for now. China uses Chinese supervision as the core and western regulatory instruments as useful add-ons - a manner similar to the catch phrase used over a century ago to rejuvenate China.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 36040.

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Date of creation: Jun 2011
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:36040

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