Changes in China: transition and development strategies

Vol. 37 No. 2 (2017)

Apr-Jun / 2017
Published February 26, 2020
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Macedo Cintra, Marcos Antonio, and Eduardo Costa Pinto. 2017. “Changes in China: Transition and Development Strategies”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 37 (2):381-400.

Changes in China: transition and development strategies

Marcos Antonio Macedo Cintra
Técnico de Planejamento e Pesquisa da Diretoria de Estudos e Políticas Macroeconômicas (Dimac) do Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (Ipea).
Eduardo Costa Pinto
Professor do Instituto de Economia da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro e pesquisador do Programa Nacional de Pesquisa para o Desenvolvimento Nacional (PNPD) do Ipea.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 37 No. 2 (2017), Apr-Jun / 2017, Pages 381-400


This paper analyses China’s the current development strategies. This country has been facing a domestic transition period – resulting from contradictions of its current growth regime – and a redesign of its relations with the rest of the world that has promoting a process of reconfiguration of the world order (international transition). Two major axes of this Chinese strategy are the extension of the usage of renminbi to a global level and the internationalization of the Chinese capital through infrastructure megaprojects, chiefly in Asian surroundings.

JEL Classification: O10; F50.

Keywords: China renminbi infrastructure