Chinese Telecommunications Policy
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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232 The Economic Accounting System
233 Material Incentives
234 Flexible Financing Policy
The Goose That Lays Golden Eggs?
Who Will Be the Winner?
Dancing with Wolves? WTO Accession and Its Impact on Telecommunications
A Strategic Step by the Chinese Government
Wolves in the Backyard?
74 Financial Urgency for Foreign Direct Investment in Chinese Telecommunications
Telecommunications Liberalization in 1994 Was the Time Ripe?
The Establishment of Ji Tong and China Unicom
33 The Market for Foreign Investors
Was the Time Ripe?
China Unicom Victim of Reversed Regulatory Asymmetry?
1994 to 1998
42 Interconnection Settlements Under Reversed Regulatory Asymmetry
The New Entrant
New Horizons? Restructuring the Regulatory Framework
51 The Context of Regulatory Framework Restructuring
52 The New Regulatory Framework
The New Regulator
A Reshaped Landscape
55 Emergence of a Fully Competitive Telecommunications Market
3G Licensing in China Telecommunications Policy Formulation in a Broad Economic Context
61 Chinese Telecommunications Manufacturing Industry
62 The Dynamics of Mobile Data Communications in China
63 Spectrum Regulation in China
741 Stage 11949 to 1981
744 Stage 42001 Onward
A MiddleWay Approach
Is China Well Prepared?
762 Industrial Reorganization
764 Legal Framework
Chinese Telecommunications Transformation Cautionary Tales of a Paradigm Shift?
81 Policy OrthodoxyPolicy Heterodoxy
82 Propellants of Change
83 Conferred Advantages?
832 Organizational Capacity
84 A Paradigm Shift with Chinese Characteristics?
Limits to the Possible?
Individual Department Functions of the Ministry of Information Industry
Provisions on the Administration of ForeignInvested Telecommunications Enterprises
Telecommunications Regulations of the Peoples Republic of China
A Classified List of Telecommunications Services
List of Abbreviations
About the Authors
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