China: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments / Edition 1

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Overview

This book provides full details of economic and political developments in China, focusing in particular on events since 1978. It includes coverage of Hong Kong, Macao, Tibet and Taiwan, together with China's relations, including international trade, with its neighbours and with the international community.
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'This book is highly useful not only to casual China watchers interested in how major political issues have appeared and developed within the country, but also to researchers and academics interested in specifi c dates and events and their importance within the greater picture of Chinese reform, including the identification of the major actors as well as the successes and major obstacles yet to be overcome.'

- Marc Lanteigne, University of St Andrews, UK

'This comprehensive collection, the third in the series of guides by Ian Jeff ries examining political and economic evolution in Asia, chronicles the development of salient issues relating to China’s current reform era. This expansive collection of news and commentary clippings covering the period between 1993 and 2006 is first divided into sections covering politics and economics, then further divided into many subcategories on important issues facing Beijing as it continues to develop its reform policies.' - Marc Lanteigne, University of St Andrews, UK

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Meet the Author

Ian Jeffries is Reader in Economics and a member of the Centre of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Wales Swamsea. He is one of the foremost authorities on the post-communist world and has written extensively on communist and transitional economies. His publications include A Guide to the Socialist Economies (Routledge, 1990), Socialist Economies and the Transition to the Market (Routledge, 1993) and The Countries of the Former Soviet Union at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century: The Baltic and European States in Transition (2004, the last of a five-volume series written by the author for Routledge).

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Table of Contents

China : a summary 3
Population 3
Chinese civilization 9
Communist China 12
Deng Xiaoping 14
China after Deng Xiaoping 16
Economic reforms 20
1 Politics 26
China and Taiwan 26
The regaining of sovereignty over Hong Kong on 1 July 1997 and Macao on 20 December 1999 76
Tibet 108
Inner Mongolia 110
Uighurs 111
Human rights 116
SARS 160
Bird flu 175
AIDS 225
Pig disease 229
Direct elections at the local level 230
Political developments, congresses and central committee sessions since March 1993 240
2 The economy 375
Introduction 375
Agriculture 377
The market gradually replacing central planning 402
The reform of state industrial enterprises 441
The non-state, non-agricultural sectors 507
The 'open-door' policy 516
Economic performance 616
Postscript : political developments 641
Postscript : economic developments 651
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