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United States of China

United States of China (

The introduction of Special Economic Zones since the 1980s have led to the development of several distinct regional economies within the People's Republic of China, such as the Pearl River Delta, Yangtze River Delta, and the Bohai Circle. Several of these regions have economies the size of small developed nations. Some scholars who use the term United States of China argue that during the process of Chinese economic reform the People's Republic has evolved into a de facto federal state in which these economic regions have wide discretion to implement policy goals which are set by the PRC central government and in which provinces and localities actively compete with each other in order to advance economically.

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External links

  • Allen T. Cheng "The United States of China: How business is moving Taipei and Beijing together" - Asiaweek, July 6, 2001
  • Davis, Michael C. "The Case for Chinese Federalism"
  • Chen Jiongming and the Federalist Movement
  • Weingast, Barry R. "Federalism, Chinese Style: The Political Basis for Economic Success in China".pdf version
  • Democracy and Its Limits in Greater China


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