China has experienced radical economic and societal change since the initiation of the reform process in 1978. These changes have greatly affected various aspects of people’s livelihoods and inspired scholars to reconsider the relationship between planning and the market in China.
This book is a collection of fourteen papers by Zhao Renwei, the former director of the Institute of Economics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. First, the author discusses his views on the relationship between planning and the market in Chinese society before subsequently going on to examine the changes in economic systems of the intervening decades, using examples and economic models, and then drawing conclusions for policy.
The book will appeal to students and scholars interested in China’s social and economic reform.
Table of Contents
I: Planning and Market 1. On the Relationship between Planning and Market in A Socialist Economy 2. Several Issues on the Relationship between Planning and Market 3. Socialist Planned Economy and Market Mechanism 4. A Review of the Discussion about China's Planning and Market Issues 5. Several Difficulties Encountered in China’s Market Oriented Reform. II: Transformations of Economic system and development 6. Target Model of China’s Economic System Reform 7. Dual Systems during Economic Reform in China 8. Reflection On the "Bashanlun Cruise Meeting" in 1985 9. China’s Economic System in Reform—Retrospect of Economic Reform in the Past Decade 10. Retrospect and Outlook of China’s Economic Reform over the Past Two Decades—characteristics, experience & lessons and challenges 11. Brief Thoughts on China’s Economic Reform over the Past 30 Years 12. A Summary of Positive Exploration of Provincial Economic Transition—A Book Review of System Changes and Development Trajectory of Zhejiang Province written by Fang Minsheng and others 13. Problems for Medium and Long Term Development Plans to Draw on International Experience—Interpreting Medium and Long Term Development and Transformation of the Chinese Economy: An International Perspective and Suggestions 14. Viewing China’s Social Security System Reform from the Perspective of Economic Transition
Zhao Renwei, member of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), president of Cairncross Economic Research Foundation, former director of Institute of Economics CASS and former chief editor of Economic Research Journal. He was also used to be a visiting scholar in St. Antony's College of Oxford University, Columbia University, University of California (UCR), University of Duisburg and All Souls College, Oxford since the 1980s. He has won the 1st, 2nd snd 6th Sun Yefang Fiscal Science Award.