Understanding China's Overcapacity

  • Dianqing Xu
  • Ying Liu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Dianqing Xu, Ying Liu
    Pages 33-89
  3. Dianqing Xu, Ying Liu
    Pages 91-183
  4. Dianqing Xu, Ying Liu
    Pages 185-199
  5. Dianqing Xu, Ying Liu
    Pages 201-229
  6. Dianqing Xu, Ying Liu
    Pages 231-248
  7. Dianqing Xu, Ying Liu
    Pages 249-264
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 265-266

About this book


This book analyzes of the surplus of production capacity in China. According to a government statement, there is a serious surplus of productive capacity in the steel, cement, glass, aluminum, and shipbuilding industries. There was no surplus of productive capacity in above industries between 2002 and 2012, and the current surplus is due to poor government policies on real estate prices after 2012. The book argues that if the Chinese government invested more in social welfare housing over the next few years the surplus of productive capacity would very soon disappear.


Surplus of capacity Over investment Price control on housing Rational expedition Chinese policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Dianqing Xu
    • 1
  • Ying Liu
    • 2
  1. 1.Huron University CollegeUniversity of Western OntarioTorontoCanada
  2. 2.School of StatisticsDongbei University of Finance and EconomicsDalianChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Peking University Press and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-0880-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-0881-9
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking