Beyond Technocracy: China’s Quest for Legitimacy in the Era of Hu Jintao

  • Baogang Guo


Since 2004, a new debate over the direction of reforms has been waged between the anti-capitalist neo-leftists and pro-market neo-liberals in China.1 The widespread public criticism of privatization and recent reforms in health, education, and social securities systems have put the neo-liberals on the defense, and the proponents of fairness and social justice have questioned the political legitimacy of the technocratic elite.


Chinese Communist Party Political Legitimacy Pareto Improvement Labor Dispute Pareto Efficiency 
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