Raking Over China’s Recent Rankings

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Another day, another global ranking. It is hard to keep up and to maintain perspective, so we have collected some of the more recent rankings, and highlighted China’s positioning for your ease of reference. So, from top to bottom:

• Easing Tax (7): RT @21cbhchinanews: #China Ranks 7th Globally in Easing Tax for Business-WB http://dlvr.it/830T4

“China was ranked the 7th in the world in easing tax payments between June 2009 and May 2010, the World Bank (WB) and its associated institution International Finance Corp. (IFC) said in a report released Thursday…China was also among the 15 economies that most reformed their business environment over the past five years, according to the report Doing Business 2011: Making a Difference for Entrepreneurs”

• Competitiveness pt. 1 (17): 17th on (Chinese) CASS national rankings http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2010-10/25/c_13574861.htm

“The Blue Book of National Competitiveness said a country’s national competitiveness comprised its economic volume, efficiency and structure as well as development potential and innovation ability…A communique issued by the Fifth plenary session of the 17th Communist Party of China Central Committee lists advancement of national competitiveness as one of the main goals of China’s 12th Five-Year Program (2011-2015).”

• Competitiveness pt. 2 (27): 27th on WEF Global Competitiveness Report: “China moves up the global ladder” http://goo.gl/85Du (China Daily)

“According to the report, China has scored well in several assessment factors such as market size and microeconomic environment, with rankings of second and fourth respectively. But in areas such as higher education and training, technological readiness and financial market development, the country still needs to make more advances.”

• Corruption (78): China ties with Thailand at 78 RT @DanHarris: RT @Chinalyst: China Corruption By The Numbers. http://bit.ly/coyNrc

“Transparency International just came out with its 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index and China does fairly well in it (again). Denmark, New Zealand, and Singapore come out tied for least corrupt…Hong Kong 13, Japan 17, the United Kingdom 20, Chile 21, and the United States 22…Taiwan is 33, South Korea 39, Macau 46, Malaysia 56, China and Thailand tied at 78, India 87, Indonesia 110, Mongolia and Vietnam 116…”

• Doing Business (79) IMF report RT @iichina: Chinese Mainland Among 15 “Most Improved” Economies… http://goo.gl/fb/m0PIO

“Chinese mainland ranked within the 15 most-improved economies, but the overall ranking in the report slid to 79th from 78th, according to the latest IMF business report…The Chinese mainland has been among the 15 most-improved economies in the past five years, after introducing 14 regulatory changes in nine assessed areas, according to a latest report released by the International Finance Corporation
and World Bank“.

Competitiveness (17th vs. 27th), like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder, and each of these rankings serves a different purpose for the publisher, and has differing relevance, depending on the sector, for the reader.

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