As China’s economy slows to a medium-high growth forecast, the government has revealed plans for structural reforms around State-owned Enterprises (SOEs). Though these reforms offer opportunity for the Chinese economy, they are not without potential pitfalls.
Opinion: Issue of state-owned enterprises erratic, unpredictable. By Jack Austin, Vancouver Sun At a recent symposium hosted at SFU’s Beedie School of Business and the Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies, I invoked the baseball analogy of a “diving catch” to describe the Harper government’s recent response to offshore bids for Canadian assets, including the somewhat contentious takeover by Chinese government-controlled CNOOC of Calgary’s Nexen. That’s because the issue of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) […]
The Beedie School of Business in partnership with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada brought together some of the country’s leading experts in Canada-Asia business affairs in hosting a panel discussion on the role of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Canada’s economic and political future. The event was held by the Beedie School’s Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies, and aimed to clarify the most important issues in the role of SOEs in the […]