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The Intellectuals' Contribution and Rewards in the Development of the National Economy


  • Zhao Jihong


>p>In contemporary society, the momentum of development is largely based on the level of the scientific and technological revolution. The main contributor to this revolution forms a special group: the intellectuals. In the process of China's modernization reform, the importance of science and technology is crucial. Therefore, one of the key predictions is the incentives and originality in the contribution of China's intellectuals in this current reform. Beginning in the early 1980s, the concept of economic returns was introduced into the upcoming, more competitive society in China, and people of all social ranks became more aware of the monetary returns they received. What about the Chinese intellectuals' contribution to the national economy and their economic returns? This is the main question that this article will explore. In this regard, consider the following:>/p>>p>1. In the report on ten major targets that the government should achieve in the next five years, Premier Li Peng listed the following as the number two target: "To accelerate the development and reform of science, technology, and education, it should be guaranteed that the economic construction depends on scientific development while the quality of employees is being enhanced.">sup>1>/sup>>/p>

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  • Zhao Jihong, 1991. "The Intellectuals' Contribution and Rewards in the Development of the National Economy," Chinese Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 24(3), pages 82-101, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:chinec:v:24:y:1991:i:3:p:82-101

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