Telecommunications Policy in China: A Two-Tier Bargaining Model

Telecommunications has become one of the anointed ‘pillar industries’ of China’s economic reform program.

Telecommunications Policy in China: A Two-Tier Bargaining Model

Telecommunications has become one of the anointed ‘pillar industries’ of China’s economic reform program. It is our contention that much of the confusion surrounding developments in the Chinese telecommunications industry result from a lack of understanding of the policy process. As has been the case broadly across the Chinese industrial administration, policy-making in the telecommunications sector has been driven by a number of different – and, at times, apparently contradictory – concerns through the reform era.

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