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From Iron Fist to Invisible HandThe Uneven Path of Telecommunications Reform in China$
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Irene S. Wu

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804759625

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804759625.001.0001

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From Iron Fist to Somewhat Invisible Hand

From Iron Fist to Somewhat Invisible Hand

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From Iron Fist to Invisible Hand
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This chapter introduces the monopoly that exists in the telecommunications sector in China. It shows how the policy reform of telecommunications is reflected in the reform of several other sectors in the Chinese economy and examines the similarities and difference between the telecommunications sector and other Chinese network sectors. From here the discussion looks at the state's desire to control the content of the communications and the way the evolution of technology affects the regulators' ability to adjust to these changes, which then affects the market's future development. The final portion of the chapter describes the research involved for the case studies on the implications for the various telecommunication stakeholders.

Keywords:   telecommunications, monopoly, policy reform, Chinese economy, network sectors, technology, regulators, case studies, stakeholders

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