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Sinews of Power: Politics of the State Grid Corporation of China

Yi-chong Xu


State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) is a state-owned electricity company, delivering electricity to 1.2 billion people. This book seeks to explain the evolution, development, and expansion of SGCC by examining two intertwined themes—electricity reforms and SOE reforms. It focuses on the relationship between the party-state and SOEs. It argues that this relationship is neither top-down nor unidimensional. While the government can profoundly influence the outcome of market activities by determining the rules governing economic behaviour, how it exercises its authority in decision making, and ... More

Keywords: Sate Grid Corporation of China, SOEs, electricity reform, technology innovation, going global

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190279523
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190279523.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yi-chong Xu, author
Professor, School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University, Australia