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Anatomy of Local Protectionism


  • Li Shihua


China's former economic system emerged at the end of the First Five-Year Plan. It was a highly centralized planning system characterized by administrative coordination. This system not only repressed local enthusiasm but also contradicted the objective demand for multilevel management by subsuming all activity into a gargantuan system. The central government, incapable of coping with it, unavoidably committed policy mistakes.

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  • Li Shihua, 1993. "Anatomy of Local Protectionism," Chinese Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 26(5), pages 51-58, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:chinec:v:26:y:1993:i:5:p:51-58

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