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Mechanical Engineering
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Two decades after the introduction of reform, investment priorities in China have been dramatically altered. They now differ substantially from those that informed the choice of mechanical engineering projects for the first three decades of Communist Party rule. In the 1950s, China's new political leaders adopted the Soviet model of administration and development. This model ensured that fixed asset investment was disproportionately advantaged, a large portion of available investment being direc…

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Hannan, Kate, “Mechanical Engineering”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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