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The Aim of Political Reform in China Is to Promote Economic Development


  • Hu Angang


Every country has its own peculiar set of conditions and national circumstances, its own peculiar traditions, and its unique path to follow. In particular, when it comes to an enormous developing country such as China, a country with such a huge population and such a vast territory, with its background of uneven development and yet such a long history, it is simply impossible to expect it merely to adopt and emulate the model of another country, no matter whether it is the "planned economy" model of the Soviet Union, or the "democratic" model of the West; its reform and development has to be, from first to last, a matter of innovation and creation of its own peculiar pathway.

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  • Hu Angang, 1999. "The Aim of Political Reform in China Is to Promote Economic Development," Chinese Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 32(5), pages 5-25, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:chinec:v:32:y:1999:i:5:p:5-25

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