PRC maritime and the Asian Financial Crisis
This article is concerned with an analytical summary of how the Asian Financial Crisis accelerated reforms in the Chinese maritime industry. Data was collected by the author in his position as Lloyd's List correspondent in Hong Kong covering Greater China. It touches upon very recent shipping line reforms, including COSCO's restructuring, an expansion programme of the shipbuilding industry, and liberalization of the Chinese shipping market. This information is unique, and is not easily accessible to scholars either inside or outside of China.