Wednesday Lunch Talk -- China's Rural Tax Reforms: A Preliminary Assessment
A presentation by Hiroki Takeuchi, graduate student in Political Science
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
11377 Bunche Hall
In this presentation, Hiroki Takeuchi will provide a preliminary assessment of the tax-for-fee reform and gradual abolition of the agricultural tax on rural governance in China, with particular attention to the fiscal crisis currently facing county and township governments. He will argue that though a goal of the tax reforms since 2000 was to improve rural governance, tax reductions have raised the quality of rural governance in wealthy areas but lowered the quality in poor areas. Mr. Takeuchi will also draw upon field interviews with more than a hundred people across seven provinces (Guangdong, Guizhou, Hebei, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, and Zhejiang).
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Hiroki Takeuchi is a graduate student in Political Science. He spent 2004-05 in China, conducting research for his dissertation.
Open to UCLA faculty and students, and others by invitation
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