On the Reform of Local Government Organizations in China

Qingyun Chen


Reforming local government organizations is of decisive significance. Reform at the local level is not only affected by the exemplary role of the central government organization reform, but also has its own special background and contents. Reforming local government is a greater challenge than reforming the central government as there usually are few posts offered by local governments at lower levels or few private companies in the small cities and towns of China with the capacity to absorb the downsized government employees. Beijing, Zhejiang, Liaoning, Sichuan, Guangdong, and others have made valuable explorations into the formidable task of reform, and each city has accumulated a wealth of experiences.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22140/cpar.v1i2.14


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