Title

Evolution of the Pudong government : Chinese local administrative reform in adapting to an expanding market economy

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

China Information

Publication Date

7-1-2006

Volume

20

Issue

2

First Page

237

Last Page

274

Keywords

comprehensive reform, investment environment, local administrative reform, Pudong New Area Government, service-type government

Abstract

While the Chinese local administrative reforms so far have aimed at adapting to a market economy, in Pudong administrative reform has focused on setting up a local government that conforms to WTO rules and managing a market economy that integrates domestic and foreign investments. This article evaluates the results of the Pudong administrative reform and argues that the reform was part of building up an infrastructure conducive to investments. The reform obviously achieved the objective of attracting large capital investments, but there is still much room for improvement in the setting up of a fair economic market for all competitors.

DOI

10.1177/0920203X06066501

Print ISSN

0920203X

E-ISSN

1741590X

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Recommended Citation

Chan, C.-P., & Poon, W.-K. (2006). Evolution of the Pudong government: Chinese local administrative reform in adapting to an expanding market economy. China Information, 20(2), 237-274. doi: 10.1177/0920203X06066501