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) : Wang, Ernestine H.

PDF Url : ADA305108

Report Date : JUN 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : During the first half of 1986 the overall goal of China's 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.

Descriptors :   *POLITICAL SCIENCE, *ECONOMICS, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *MODIFICATION, *CHINA, *CORRECTIONS, POLICIES, LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), INDUSTRIAL MODERNIZATION, EFFICIENCY, ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL, MILITARY TRAINING, OFFICER PERSONNEL, DEFENSE INDUSTRY, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, DEMOCRACY, PROPAGANDA, MILITARY DOWNSIZING, SOCIALISM.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE