Cover: Review of Choh-ming Li's Economic development of Communist China (Berkeley, 1959).

Review of Choh-ming Li's Economic development of Communist China (Berkeley, 1959).

Published 1959

by Richard H. Moorsteen

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A review of the book Economic Development of Communist China by Professor Li. The study is an economic analysis of the growth of the Chinese economy from 1952 to 1957 and ranges over almost every major aspect of Communist China's economy (namely, agricultural and industrial output, transportation, national product, investment, budget revenues and expenditures, and international trade). Individual topics on which Professor Li's discussion seems questionable are examined, and the need for finer focus and greater penetration is emphasized. However, the reviewer feels that this book is by far the best to appear on the subject and that one of its most valuable aspects is its extensive collection of economic statistics.

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