A surveyor sits on a construction site in Ningbo, China, on April 26, 2020. Local governments have long offered firms connected to China’s political elite land sale discounts. Photo: Bloomberg A surveyor sits on a construction site in Ningbo, China, on April 26, 2020. Local governments have long offered firms connected to China’s political elite land sale discounts. Photo: Bloomberg
A surveyor sits on a construction site in Ningbo, China, on April 26, 2020. Local governments have long offered firms connected to China’s political elite land sale discounts. Photo: Bloomberg
Ting Chen
Opinion

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The View by Ting Chen

Has Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign been effective? China’s land transactions provide one answer

  • While a study found that firms linked to members of the Politburo enjoyed a sizeable advantage in the land market, it also noted a drop in the level of price discounts on land transactions to such firms after the anti-corruption campaign kicked off

A surveyor sits on a construction site in Ningbo, China, on April 26, 2020. Local governments have long offered firms connected to China’s political elite land sale discounts. Photo: Bloomberg A surveyor sits on a construction site in Ningbo, China, on April 26, 2020. Local governments have long offered firms connected to China’s political elite land sale discounts. Photo: Bloomberg
A surveyor sits on a construction site in Ningbo, China, on April 26, 2020. Local governments have long offered firms connected to China’s political elite land sale discounts. Photo: Bloomberg
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Ting Chen

Ting Chen

Dr Ting Chen is assistant professor at the Department of Economics at the School of Business of Hong Kong Baptist University. Her research specialises in political economy, economic history and development economics, with a focus on assessing the effectiveness and economic impact of China’s historical and current policies. Her works have been published in Economic Journal and Quarterly Journal of Economics.