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Contents List of Tables Acknowledgements Introduction Summary 1 Politics China and Taiwan The regaining of sovereignty over Hong Kong on 1 July 1997 and Macao on 20 December 1999 Tibet Uighurs Human rights: general aspects; a chronology of later developments; religion; the internet and mobile phones; study abroad. SARS Bird flu AIDS Pig disease Direct elections at the local level A chronology of political developments, congresses and central committee sessions since March 1993 2 The economy Introduction Agriculture: policy since 1945; some general facts and figures; the Household Responsibilty System; changes in procurement policy and prices; success and failures; changes in the hukou system; problems; the World Trade Organization The market gradually replacing central planning: history and measures of the increasing importance of the market; prices; monetary policy and the banking system; a chronology of financial developments The reform of state industrial enterprises: a history of reforms; manpower; the discarding of social functions (unemployment benefits; pensions; health and housing); later reform periods: 1994-7; shareholding and privatization (sales and leasing); a chronology of developments in ownership policy and state enterprise reform; the non-state, non-agricultural sectos: the private sector, foreign-invested enterprises and township-village enterprises (TVEs); the importance of these sectors as a proportion of industrial output; the private sector as a whole as a percentage of GDP; the private, non-agricultural sector as a percentage of GDP; the underground economy; the D?Long Corporation; TVEs The `open-door? policy: foreign trade; general aspects; the WTO; yuan convertibility; exchange rate policy; the Asian financial crisis; direct foreign investment: definition; volume and other indicators of importance; investment overseas by Chinese companies; China and Taiwan; conditions; the gradual opening up of sectors; developments in conditions; Special Economic Zones (SEZs) Economic performance: global significance; GDP (including purchasing-power parity estimates of GDP) and GDP growth; sources of growth; poverty; inflation; unemployment; pollution; energy sources; labour unrest Postscript Bibiliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
China -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Taiwan -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
China -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.