Party Man, Company Man: Is China’s State Capitalism Doomed?
Inefficient and corrupt, the state sector in China is the source of many of the nation’s current ills. However, according to corporate financier and bestselling author Joe Zhang, it is fixable. Even amid the rise of private sector capitalism, the government and public in China have faith in the state sector. And now, contrary to the predictions of many experts in the West, China’s state sector is rebounding and on track to expand further. In his new book, Party Man, Company Man: Is China’s State Capitalism Doomed? Joe shares his firsthand insights in to China’s SOEs (State-Owned Enterprises) in China, the reasons he left the Communist Party, and his predictions on the future of China’s successful and growing state sector.
Joe Zhang is the Chairman of Slow Bull Capital based in Hong Kong, and also author of “Inside China’s Shadow Banking: The Next Subprime Crisis” and 避開股市的地雷。Zhang was Chairman of Wansui Micro Credit Company in Guangzhou, China, from 2011 to 2012, . He was named “Microcredit Person of the Year” in January 2012 by the Microcredit Association of China.
He started Slow Bull Capital in 2012. Before starting his own business, Zhang worked at investment banks. He was Deputy Head of China Investment Banking at UBS between 2008-11. From 1999 to 2006, Joe was co-head and head of China Research at UBS Securities Asia Limited. Prior to this, Mr. Zhang worked at the People’s Bank of China between 1986 and 1989. Zhang was chief operating officer of Shenzhen Investment (604 HK), a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, between 2006-08.