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: The essays collected in this book examine China's economic reform and internationalization in its Pacific context. Leading scholars of Asia-Pacific economic development analyze the process and structure of China's attempts since the late 1970s to reform old central planning systems, the interaction between reforming China and its East Asian neighbours, and also the wider Asia-Pacific experience of internationalization. China is so large, diverse and, for most people, unfamiliar that external assessments of progress with reform have tended to be unstable, shifting as dramatic events expose or emphasize new features of Chinese reality. This book reassesses the highly adverse opinion of China's reform prospects which followed the tragic events of June 1989 and leads what will become an increasingly influential, and steadier, perspective on Chinese reform and internationalization. The book underlines the importance for the Pacific and world economies of the achievements so far in China's reforms.