Industry Level: Areas of Focus and Directions for the Enhancement of China’s Industry Competitiveness

  • Jianping LiEmail author
  • Minrong Li
  • Yanjing Gao
  • Jianjian Li
  • Hongwen Su
  • Maoxing Huang
Part of the Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path book series (RSCDCDP)


Since the 2008 financial crisis, profound changes have occurred both domestically and on the international level. As globalization continues and the pace of industrial restructuring continues to pick up steam, key questions that have emerged are: how do we deal with such a challenging domestic and international environment, and how can we enhance our industry competitiveness? A recent research report from Wuhan University states that while China is number one in the world in terms of manufacturing production volume, it is ranked 13th in terms of overall competitiveness.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jianping Li
    • 1
    Email author
  • Minrong Li
    • 2
  • Yanjing Gao
    • 3
  • Jianjian Li
    • 4
  • Hongwen Su
    • 3
  • Maoxing Huang
    • 4
  1. 1.Chinese Academy of ScienceBeijingChina
  2. 2.Fujian Provincial Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and TelevisionFuzhouChina
  3. 3.Management WorldDevelopment Research Center of the State CouncilBeijingChina
  4. 4.School of EconomicsFujian Normal UniversityFuzhouChina

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