This country note explains how the People's Republic of China taxes energy use. The note shows the distribution of effective energy tax rates across all domestic energy use. It also details the country-specific assumptions made when calculating effective energy tax rates and matching tax rates to the corresponding energy base.
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Building on more than twenty years of fruitful engagement, the partnership between the OECD and China further deepened in 2017. Our collaboration has continued to progress and deliver on a wide array of policy issues and in support of China’s evolution towards a more efficient, inclusive and ecologically sustainable development model. updated March 2018
This paper focusses on the link between urbanisation and consumption behaviour in China.
A key priority in China’s "new normal" period -- where returns on investment are slackening -- is corporate governance, which could lead to enhanced productivity by a better management of resources at the firm level.
This paper estimates urban and rural poverty rates across five Chinese administrative regions (Shanghai, Liaoning, Guangdong, Henan and Gansu) in 2014 using representative household level data from the China Family Panel Studies survey.
Living standards in China have greatly improved over the past few decades. Both sustained economic growth and an expansion of the social security system have contributed to a sharp reduction in the number of people in poverty.
With persisting slower growth worldwide and in China, over-capacity in some heavy industry sectors, declining profitability, and intensifying competition from other, lower-cost emerging economies, corporate behaviour in China needs to change and focus more on efficiency and sustainability.
Growth in China has been slowing gradually, but GDP per capita remains on course to almost double between 2010 and 2020. As a result, the Chinese economy will remain the major driver of global growth for the foreseeable future.
On several measures, China has caught up with OECD economies in the area of innovation.
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China has recently undertaken important steps to liberalise foreign direct investment (FDI), placing the country among the top FDI reformer countries according to the OECD FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index.