[Marxism] Re: Fidel Castro on the Chinese Revolution - FIRSTENGLISH PUBLICATION

Paul Gallagher pgallagher4 at nyc.rr.com
Sun Oct 2 04:19:47 MDT 2005

*Jeffrey Thomas Piercy, El Pato Comunista* mqduck at sonic.net  <mailto:marxism%40lists.econ.utah.edu?Subject=%5BMarxism%5D%20Fidel%20Castro%20on%20the%20Chinese%20Revolution%20-%20FIRSTENGLISH%0A%09PUBLICATION&In-Reply-To=000301c5c6a6%243aa6fc20%246501a8c0%40D8S7XM51>writes: 

>I'm inclined to agree. But anyway, my point in replying is to ask 
>about how much of China's economy is still socialized. Anyone have the 

Hart-Landsberg’s and Burkett’s “China and Socialism: Market Reform 
and Class Struggle” provides statistics. According to the “China 
Statistical Yearbook 2002,” here is employment in state enterprises 
and urban collectives in 2001. 

Manufacturing, state enterprise share – 14.8 %
Domestic trade (wholesale & retail trade and eating 
and drinking places), state enterprise share – 9.4 %
Manufacturing, urban collective share – 5.3 %
Domestic trade, urban collective share – 4.6 % 

Among urban residents, 31.9 % are employed in state enterprises, 
and 5.4 % are employed in urban collectives. 

In rural areas in 2001, 26.7 % are employed in Township and Village 
Enterprises. 17.9 % of the nation is employed in TVE. These are 
described as “private operations in disguise.” The agricultural 
economy has been de facto completely privatized since 1983.  

Foreign funded enterprises account for a 50.8 % share of exports 
and 50.1 % share of total trade. 

According to the UN’s World Investment Report, foreign affiliates 
account for 31.3 % of total manufacturing sales in China. 

There’s a recent article that mentions Hart-Landsberg’s and 
Burkett’s book here: http://bulatlat.com/news/5-34/5-34-mao.htm 


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