20090325 - William Robert McKenzie Earley Modern Chinese...

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Unformatted text preview: 2009-03-25 William Robert McKenzie Earley Modern Chinese History. Lecture. • • • • There are issues between centre and local authority. Southern China were being drawn into the Hong Kong and Taiwan economies. Northern China were being drawn into the Japanese and Korean economies. There's been an assumption that it is natural for China to have an authoritarian government. • A strong central government has been central to China for a long time. • China is the only large territory state with a unitary political system. • • • Although decentralisation has empowered many local governments. This decentralisation is not constitutionally entrenched, and can be revoked at any time. Essentially a de facto federal system. • • Many regions are implementing some forms of local protectionism. Minorities are given preferential treatment to universities and government jobs. • They are also given exemption from the one child policy. • ...
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