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Market Orientation and Regional Economic Disparities in China

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  • Xiaowen Tian
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    The change in China's regional output disparities can be attributed to the variation in market orientation in individual regions, and the change in China's livelihood disparities can be attributed to the weakening of government intervention in the form of regional income redistribution in the reform process. The study suggests that China should accelerate economic growth of backward interior regions by deepening market-oriented reforms on the one hand, and help residents in these regions by strengthening fiscal transfer from richer to poorer regions on the other.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Post-Communist Economies.

    Volume (Year): 11 (1999)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 161-172

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:pocoec:v:11:y:1999:i:2:p:161-172

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    2. Cheong, Tsun Se & Wu, Yanrui, 2013. "Regional disparity, transitional dynamics and convergence in China," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 29(C), pages 1-14.
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    5. Tsun Se Cheong & Yanrui Wu, 2013. "Globalization and Regional Inequality," Economics Discussion / Working Papers 13-10, The University of Western Australia, Department of Economics.
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