Paving the Road to New Socialist Countryside: China's Rural Tax and Fee Reform
Alpermann, Björn (ed.): Markets and Politics in Rural China, Abingdon/New York: Routledge 2011, 155-71
22 Pages Posted: 9 Nov 2012
Date Written: November 8, 2012
This chapter provides insights into the origins, process and outcomes of one of the most important rural reform policies in the history of the People’s Republic of China: the Rural Tax and Fee Reform (RTFR). Its significance is equal not only to the land reform that marked the beginning of Communist rule in China, but also the liberalization of agricultural product markets that started in the late 1970s. Therefore, policy makers have nicknamed the RTFR “the third rural revolution”.
Keywords: Rural Tax and Fee Reform, Tax-for-Fee Reform, China, Rural Reforms
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