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The Mayor Economy

Nathan Sperber: China’s Mayor Economy, 7 March 2024

The New China Playbook: Beyond Socialism and Capitalism 
by Keyu Jin.
Swift Press, 360 pp., £25, July 2023, 978 1 80075 384 6
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... which is reshaping modes of state involvement in the economy. In The New China Playbook, Keyu Jin characterises Hefei as an exemplar of the ‘mayor economy’. Jin doesn’t explain the source of the phrase, though Wang Minzheng, an official of Yunnan’s provincial government and a former mayor of the ...

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