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Title China's new social policy : initiatives for a harmonious society / edited by Zhao Litao & Lim Tin Seng
Published Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 228 pages) : illustrations
Series Series on contemporary China, 1793-0847 ; v. 20
Series on contemporary China ; v. 20
Contents Economic reform, social policy and political transition in China / Zheng Yongnian -- Towards central planning or regulated marketization? : China debates on the direction of new healthcare reforms / Gu Xin -- Direct provider subsidies vs social health insurance : a compromise proposal / Åke Blomqvist and Qian Jiwei -- China's higher education : growth and problems / Zhao Litao and Sheng Sixin -- China's new public housing policy : the case of Xiamen / Liang Ruobing -- Land market development in China's central-local relations / Su Fubing -- A long way to go green : rethinking China's environmental policy, laws and governance / Chen Gang -- China's looming water crisis : is Beijing struggling to overcome it? / Yang Mu and Teng Siow Song -- The tainted milk formula incident : another hard lesson for China / Zhao Litao and Lim Tin Seng -- A pivot for change : the potential role of the Haigui in addressing China's social problems / Yang Mu and Tan Soon Heng
Summary After more than 30 years of rapid development, China has established herself as an important engine of growth for the world economy. This achievement, however, came with a heavy price, in the form of serious pollution in its developed regions and social problems in areas such as healthcare and housing. This publication studies some of such problems and provides an updated account on a wide range of new social policy initiatives in China. China's New Social Policy distinguishes itself from other literature in this field. It undertakes a general methodology that assesses the social impact brought about by the market-oriented changes in China's social policies, and contests the idea whether market-oriented development can result in a more sustainable society. All chapters in the book are crafted by prominent scholars, which include Professor Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute, and Professor Gu Xin, School of Government, Peking University
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject China -- Social conditions.
China -- Social policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Lim, Tin Seng.
Zhao, Litao, 1972-
ISBN 9789814277747 (electronic bk.)
9814277746 (electronic bk.)