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International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management
International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management


Special Issue on: "Reform and Opening 30 Years: Theories and Practices of China’s Economic Development"

Guest Editor: Jingyuan Zhao, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

According to Chinese President Hu Jintao, the decision of reform and opening is the key to the fate of contemporary China, and is also the common choice of 1.3 billion Chinese people. China has chosen the correct path of reform and opening since the late 1970s, achieving rapid development over almost 30 years, and has made great achievements in terms of various careers. In 2008, the reform and opening policy of China has entered its 30th year. In retrospect, China has been made gigantic achievements in various fields such as politics, economics, people's livelihoods, culture, sports, military, diplomacy etc., over the past 30 years.

In these 30 years, on the one hand, China has made great strides, (for instance, China’s annual economic growth rate is currently 9.8%, the annual growth rate of world is 3%; China’s economic aggregate ranked 10th in the world before reform and opening, but now it is the fourth), therefore, finding out and summarising the experiences and laws is necessary for getting the correct theoretical achievements so as to guide the practices, deepen reform and continually promote economic development. On the other hand, the shortcomings should not be evaded, and many issues still need to be resolved (e. g. the reform of the property rights regime, the layout and adjustment of state-owned economy and the joint-stock of state-own enterprises, the regulation of capital market, the social security system and the rule of law).

This special issue deals with issues revolving around the 30-year historical process of reform and opening of China's economic development. The scope embraces main achievements and basic experience, theoretical innovations and policy changes, strategic evolution of economic and cultural development, practice and reflection, future development prospects, etc.

Subject Coverage
Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Survey of China's economic development
  • Commodity economy theory
  • Market economic theory
  • Economic system
  • Economic growth and scientific development
  • Relationships among reform, development and stability
  • Open-door to the outside world
  • Capital market
  • Regime of property rights
  • Social security system
  • Innovation management
  • International relations
  • Culture development and management
  • Case studies

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for Submissions: March 1, 2009