Chinese Telecommunications Policy

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Artech House, 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 243 pages
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Based on firsthand information obtained from interviews with senior figures in the Chinese telecommunications industry, this book presents a unique review and analysis of the evolution of Chinese telecommunications policy. It analyses the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing new entrants, issues of ownership and interconnection, the broad economic background of 3G licensing, and the significant implications of ChinaOCOs accession to the WTO. These are fully analyzed within the context of the unfolding Chinese regulatory system."
 

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Contents

The Goose That Lays Golden Eggs?
132
Who Will Be the Winner?
134
66 Conclusion
137
References
138
Dancing with Wolves? WTO Accession and Its Impact on Telecommunications
141
A Strategic Step by the Chinese Government
145
Wolves in the Backyard?
147
74 Financial Urgency for Foreign Direct Investment in Chinese Telecommunications
149

References
36
Telecommunications Liberalization in 1994 Was the Time Ripe?
41
The Establishment of Ji Tong and China Unicom
48
33 The Market for Foreign Investors
51
Was the Time Ripe?
57
35 Conclusion
60
References
62
China Unicom Victim of Reversed Regulatory Asymmetry?
65
1994 to 1998
66
42 Interconnection Settlements Under Reversed Regulatory Asymmetry
70
The New Entrant
79
44 Conclusion
88
References
89
New Horizons? Restructuring the Regulatory Framework
91
51 The Context of Regulatory Framework Restructuring
92
52 The New Regulatory Framework
95
The New Regulator
99
A Reshaped Landscape
101
55 Emergence of a Fully Competitive Telecommunications Market
106
56 Conclusion
110
References
112
3G Licensing in China Telecommunications Policy Formulation in a Broad Economic Context
115
61 Chinese Telecommunications Manufacturing Industry
116
62 The Dynamics of Mobile Data Communications in China
120
63 Spectrum Regulation in China
127
741 Stage 11949 to 1981
150
744 Stage 42001 Onward
152
A MiddleWay Approach
154
Is China Well Prepared?
156
762 Industrial Reorganization
158
763 Ownership
160
764 Legal Framework
163
77 Conclusion
164
References
166
Chinese Telecommunications Transformation Cautionary Tales of a Paradigm Shift?
169
81 Policy OrthodoxyPolicy Heterodoxy
170
82 Propellants of Change
173
83 Conferred Advantages?
176
832 Organizational Capacity
177
84 A Paradigm Shift with Chinese Characteristics?
180
Limits to the Possible?
183
References
186
Individual Department Functions of the Ministry of Information Industry
187
Provisions on the Administration of ForeignInvested Telecommunications Enterprises
193
Telecommunications Regulations of the Peoples Republic of China
203
A Classified List of Telecommunications Services
227
List of Abbreviations
229
About the Authors
233
Index
235
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Xu Yan received his M.Sc. in management from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China, and his Ph.D. in business from Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow, UK. Yan is an assistant professor in the department of information and systems management at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is on the board of directors of the International Telecommunications Society and is an associate member of Internet and Telecom Association of Hong Kong.

Douglas C. Pitt received his B.A. in political science and M.A. in political sociology from Exeter University, and Ph.D. in public management from Manchester University. Pitt is Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Professor of Organizational Analysis, University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is currently chief editor of the journal Telecommunications Policy.

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