The 1998 State Council organizational streamlining : personnel reduction and change of government function
Journal of Contemporary China
The two goals of the 1998 State Council organizational streamlining were personnel reduction & a change of government functions. It is argued that the methods being used to achieve personnel reduction do not constitute a real reduction but largely involve transferring staff to other public institutions. Real personnel reduction could not be achieved without a major change of government function. Institutional reforms of both the central & local governments since the 1980s have been adaptations to the changing economic structure from a planned to a market economy. Government functions have served both existing economies. Cadres cannot be reduced unless the government function of direct management of state-enterprises is completely severed. The major contents of the 1998 institutional reform are examined & evaluated. The prospects for the success of the reform are also assessed. 1 Table, 1 Appendix. Adapted from the source document.
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Chan, C.-P., & Drewry, G. (2001). The 1998 State Council organizational streamlining: Personnel reduction and change of government function. Journal of Contemporary China, 10(29), 553-572. doi: 10.1080/10670560120075000