9780754618041

Rural Development in China : Insights from the Beef Industry

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  • ISBN13:

    9780754618041

  • ISBN10:

    0754618048

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-12-01
  • Publisher: Ashgate Pub Co

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Summary

The greatest challenge facing China today is to curb the growing economic divide between urban and rural people. Achieving this requires that the rural economy in general, and rural industries in particular, transform rapid growth into sustained development. However, policy makers are struggling to modernise rural industries, such as the cattle and beef industry, especially in a way that contributes to rural incomes.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. vii
List of Tables and Boxesp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Abbreviationsp. xii
Introduction
The Challenge of Industry and Rural Developmentp. 3
Industry Dynamics
Market, Household, Enterprise and Administrative Reformsp. 21
Industry Organisational Structures and Participantsp. 44
Industry Growth and Segmentationp. 59
Emerging Market Structures and Industry Integrationp. 82
Institutional Dynamics
Types of Institutionsp. 101
Horizontal Government Structurep. 114
Vertical Hierarchyp. 127
Policy Dynamics
Production Support: Critique of a Specific Industry Policyp. 147
Value Adding and Vertical Integrationp. 162
Market Support Systemsp. 184
Poverty Alleviation and Environmental Policiesp. 211
Food Safety and Inspectionp. 230
Conclusion
Forging Industry and Rural Development in Chinap. 247
Bibliographyp. 263
Indexp. 273
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