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From Iron Fist to Invisible Hand: The Uneven Path of Telecommunications Reform in China

Irene S. Wu


This book uses telecommunications policy as a window to examine major contradictions in China's growth as an economic and political superpower. While China policy analysts wonder why the government occasionally restrains growth and raises prices, technologists marvel at how the telecommunications industry continues to grow enormously despite constraints and unpredictability in the market. Frustration is pervasive in the business environment, where regulations are constantly changing. This book provides six policy-focused case studies, each centered on a question with implications for telecom s ... More

Keywords: telecommunications, China, growth, policy, business, regulations, foreigners, reform, Internet, technologies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780804759625
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804759625.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Irene S. Wu, author