China's Urban Space: Development Under Market Socialism by Terry McGee, George C.S. Lin, Mark Wang, Andrew Marton,

By Terry McGee, George C.S. Lin, Mark Wang, Andrew Marton, Jiaping Wu

China’s city progress is unprecedented within the historical past of worldwide urbanization, and may certainly create large demanding situations to China because it modernizes its society. Adopting an interdisciplinary procedure, this ebook provides an summary of the novel transformation of China’s city area because the Nineteen Seventies, arguing that to review the chinese language urbanization procedure one needs to realize the special political financial system of China. After a protracted interval as a deliberate socialist financial system, China’s quick access into the worldwide financial system has raised feedback that modernization in China will necessarily bring about city styles and lines like these of towns in constructed industry economies. This booklet argues that this is often not going within the brief time period, simply because procedures of city transition in China needs to be interpreted in the course of the lens of a different and unparalleled juxtaposition of socialism and the industry economic climate, that's resulting in specific styles of chinese language urbanization. Richly illustrated with maps, diagrams and in-depth case experiences, this e-book may be a useful source to scholars and students of city economics and coverage, geography, and the improvement of China.

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While the spontaneous expansion of production space based on small towns that fueled the “rural urbanization” in the period 1978 to 1992 was facilitated by the relaxation of control over developmental affairs at the local level, the creation of the Special Economic Zones and the Open Cities in 1984 actually laid the foundations for the phase of city-centered urbanization that accelerated in the 1990s. However the general disregard of migration restrictions, reform of the grainrationing system and acceptance of local capital formation were also important in encouraging rural urbanization.

Shenzhen Municipality has managed to incorporate its rural neighbor of Bao’an County into its jurisdiction. The most typical case has been Guangzhou, which incorporated Huadu County to its north and Panyu Municipality to its south and turned them both into urban districts of Guangzhou in June 2000 expanding the land area of the Guangzhou Municipality by more than twice (see Chapter 5). ” The continuing expropriation and development of urban and rural land has thus been one of the most important driving forces explaining the booming and dramatic expansion of Chinese cities since the 1990s.

This had never been the case in the pre-reform era and it has become a new and reliable source of revenue for the municipal government. e. ), municipal governments can collect substantial amounts of land conveyance fees. e. the Ministry of Finance of the State Council) and 70 percent could be retained by local governments of various levels. 43 Land leasing has therefore become a main source of local revenue generation and naturally capital formation for urban development. 44 When a municipal government has exhausted its existing land stock and run into the difficulty of negotiation with its surrounding counties for the expropriation of rural land, a common approach adopted is to incorporate or annex the rural counties into its urban administration so that its land will be firmly under the control of the municipality.

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