China has experienced an incredible rate of growth in GDP in recent decades. Looking forward whether China’s economy will continue to remain stable and grow is of significant interest not only to China but also to the rest of the world. One significant challenge to the economic growth is China’s nascent financial markets. Recognizing the importance of a better financial system for more broad economic growth, the Chinese government has implemented a number of reforms in the financial markets. Moreover, the financial system itself constituents the major risks that the Chinese economy faces.

This special issue aims to invite scholarly writings that touch on any aspect of the challenges that relate to the reforms and risks in the financial markets and offer solutions as well as discuss the opportunities that could arise from such solutions. Papers in all areas of finance related to China are welcome, especially those on current issues such as shadow banking, internet finance, exchange rate reform, and local government debt, among others. The special issue will be guest-edited by Xiaoya Ding (University of San Francisco, USA), Chen Liu (Trinity Western University, Canada), and Ligang Zhong (University of Windsor, Canada).


  1. All submissions will be handled electronically. Those interested in submitting their work to this special issue should e-mail their papers to Ligang Zhong (
  2. Papers should be written in English and should contain original material that have not been previously published or currently submitted elsewhere.
  3. Papers should be double-spaced and limited to between 7000-10,000 words including references. All submitted papers will go through the standard double-blind reviewing process so be sure to include an additional page with the title and abstract but without the names of the authors.
  4. Final editorial decisions shall be sent to authors within two months and authors of accepted papers will be required to follow the formatting instructions and complete a “Consent to Publish” form.
  5. Please e-mail all queries to Ligang Zhong (

The bimonthly journal, Chinese Economy, published by Taylor and Francis Group, offers an objective and analytical account of economic issues concerning China. The journal publishes original works written by scholars from all over the world on recent changes to the Chinese economy. The Chinese Economy focuses on China’s current economic development as well as issues pertaining to the country’s trade, banking, and finances. Policy and research papers addressing macroeconomic and firm-level analysis are particularly welcome. Scholars and policy-makers will find The Chinese Economy informative as it provides relevant and rigorous analysis by experts on China.

The articles in this journal are listed in the Contents of Recent Economic Journals (COREJ) and the Journal of Economic Literature, and indexed in the Bibliography of Asian Studies Online, Econlit, e-JEL, and JEL on CD, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, International Bibliography of Periodical Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences (IBZ), Emerging Sources Citation Index(ESCI), PAIS International, ProQuest Database, RePEc, and Scopus. Chinese Economy is ranked as B in the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List.