'Friends of China can help her best by maintaining broad but not uncritical support and striving for a deeper understanding of this ancient culture and the political and economic structure of the nation. Professor Gao's book is a major contribution to this process.' - Sir Edward Heath What are the reasons behind China's new move to reform? What has been experienced and what lessons can now be drawn? Is China facing new problems in its reform road? What of its future? Professor Gao, one of China's leading reformers, examines and authoritatively assesses China's reform over the last fourteen years. Incorporating a broad range of theoretical, applied and policy materials, this book features many current topics and up-to-date tables, graphs and statistics.