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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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Foreign Investors

Foreign Investors

Caught Between State and Company Demands

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From Iron Fist to Invisible Hand
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This chapter details China's uncertainty with regards to allowing outsiders to manage the communication networks within the country. It looks at the changes that occurred in the foreign investment in China's telecommunications services, which was previously prohibited. This is followed by a discussion on the country's commitments to the World Trade Organization telecommunication services and the efforts of China Telecom to gain capital.

Keywords:   foreign investment, communication networks, telecommunications services, World Trade Organization, China Telecom, capital

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