Chinas Reform: History, Logic, and Future Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper is a brief introduction of the core content and basic concepts of the book Chinas Reform: History, Logic and Future, and gives answers to questions such as why Chinas reform and opening-up policy has achieved great success, why the catch-up mode, extensive and extractive development mode China adopted in the past three decades are no longer sustainable and what Chinas market-oriented reforms should aim to achieve in the next stage so that readers can have a profound understanding of Chinas reform. Planning ahead, from the perspective of sustainable economic development, China badly needs to transform from factor-driven growth to efficiency-driven and innovation-driven growth, the key to which is to further encourage the liberalization of thought, promote reform and opening-up, unswervingly follow the path of economic liberalization, marketization and privatization, to establish an inclusive modern market system, to allow the market to play a decisive role in resource allocation and the private economy to play a dominant role in the national economy. The market-oriented reform is a complicated project and China is faced with at least three different aspects of reform in some key areasthe main body of private economy, the liberalization of financial market and the marketization of land. Meanwhile, China needs to efficiently balance three elements of good governance, that is, the rule of law, execution and democratic supervision, so as to facilitate the modernization of state governance system and governance capability.

published proceedings

  • Frontiers of Economics in China

author list (cited authors)

  • Tian, G., & Chen, X.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Tian, Guoqiang||Chen, Xudong

publication date

  • June 2022