“Globalization” in China

The Globalist have an interesting article looking at the relationship between the Chinese state and “globalisation”. It is interesting that the very phrase “globalisation” has such negative political connotations in China.

I am not convinced by a lot of this article but it does raise some interesting points.

“Democracy Is A Good Thing,” [Globalist]

While China has undoubtedly reaped many benefits from the process of globalization, many of its people are still skeptical of the true nature of this market-integrating phenomenon.

In the early half of the 1990s the word “globalization” itself was so politically sensitive that Chinese scholars avoided mentioning it in articles and books.

On a practical level, globalization was long-regarded as synonymous with capitalist development, a fact that explains the previous ideological sensitivities it carried.


Originally published at the China Economics blog and reproduced here with the author’s permission.