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China's Industrial Reform and Open-door Policy 1980-1997: A Case Study from Xiamen A Case Study from Xiamen

By Qi Luo Copyright 2001

    This title was first published in 2001. The 1980s and 1990s were not only a period in which many developing countries adopted a series of major economic policy reforms, but also an era in which all socialist countries undertook varying degrees of radical reforms in their Soviet-style central-planning economic management systems. This volume examines the performance of China's industrial reform and open-door policy during the period of 1980-1997 through conducting a case study on one of its Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Xiamen. It adopts an analytical approach - examining Xiamen's performance from the perspective of three important interactions: between the country's general economic reform policies and the Special Policy implemented in the SEZs; between the Xiamen SEZ and the vast Chinese hinterland; and between foreign (especially Taiwanese) direct investment and local industrial transformation.

    List of Tables, List of Figures, Acknowledgements, List of Abbreviations, 1. Introduction, 2. Economic Reform in Post-Mao China, 3. The Xiamen Economy, 4. Enterprise Reform in Xiamen, 5. Foreign Direct Investment and Industrial Restructuring in Xiamen, 6. Impacts of Cross-Strait Economic Activities and the WTO Accession, 7. Conclusions and Policy Implications, Bibliography, Index


    Luo, Qi