Accession Number:

ADA305108

Title:

Chinese Military, Economic, and Political Reform: Survey and Chronology.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan-30-Jun 86,

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC FEDERAL RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

During the first half of 1986 the overall goal of Chinas reform effort remained one of greater professionalism in all organizational sectors government military and economic. Well-educated, professionally qualified administrators or officers are to follow laws and regulations in their work, deciding issues through consultation and explicit procedures. In spite of admitted difficulties, especially in reform of factory management, the leadership has called for further reform in the future. In what may be a response to internal criticism and opposition to the reform program within the party, the reformist leadership has mounted a major propaganda and ideological campaign, calling for another Hundred Flowers policy, for the implementation of socialist democracy, and for an end to arbitrary harassment of reformers. Blame for the slow progress of the reforms is thus being put on dogmatists within the party, and on low-level bureaucrats who are said to be obstructing reform.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE