China's economic reform myth

Reform inertia stems from a Marxist mindset.

The decision of the National People's Congress NPC in March to include private property rights in the constitution was a significant reform step forward. It means private property has now the same legal status as state-owned property. But despite the intention to change, the NPC's move is still symbolic, as the current reform pace will not benefit the private sector as expected. The main problem lies in reform inertia due to a Marxist mindset.

Now you see it, now you don't

It is true the state sector has shrunk, with its shares in the nation's fixed-asset investment and gross industrial output falling from 80% in 1980s to 40% in case...

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