Local government reform in the People's Republic of China: Stipulations, Impact, Cases and Assessment

Zhiyong Lan


This paper traces the locus of China's local government reforms in recent years. It discusses their impact and searches for future directions for further changes. The author argues that China's local government reforms may have come a long way, but what happens next will be more important in determining whether China's local government reforms will enjoy lasting success.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22140/cpar.v1i3/4.25


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Chinese Public Administration Review (ISSN 1539-6754, Online ISSN 2573-1483)  is published by the School of Government, Sun Yat-sen University.