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British Journal of Economics, Management & Trade, ISSN: 2278-098X,Vol.: 10, Issue.: 2


Reasonable or Unreasonable? The Evolution Analysis of the Chinese Administrative Examination & Approval System—Based on Statistical Analysis of Network News Keywords about Nine Typical Samples


Huixia Cheng1*, Haoxian Wang2 and Jia Kang1

1Department of Public Administration, School of Government, Beijing Normal University, China.

2Department of Information Management, Peking University, China.

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(1) Kamarulzaman Ab. Aziz, Deputy Dean of R&D, Faculty of Management, Multimedia University, Persiaran Multimedia, Malaysia.
(1) Lawal, Abdullahi Oladimeji, Gombe State University, Gombe, Nigeria.
(2) H. L. Garbharran, Durban University of Technology, South Africa.
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A frequency analysis of network-news reports about nine samples of the Chinese Administrative Examination & Approval System reform, including Beijing, Tianjin, Gansu, Shanxi, Chengdu, Ningbo, Shanghai Pudong district, Chengdu Wuhou district and Guangdong Shunde district, was carried out. This research reveals that efficiency-oriented, government-led, top-down mandatory compliance style, incremental, insufficiency of civic engagement and social supervision etc. constitute the CAEAS reform, which has streamlined and downsized government functions, improved administrative efficiency and liberated the market. However, some contradictory phenomena, such as the efficiency paradox i.e. pursuit of efficiency and the efficiency trap, administrative route superior to the rule of law, administration separated from the government power-list, service-oriented but low level of public participation, government self-revolution and sector interests’ resistance, are intertwined to influence governance capability, although the threat of the middle-income trap emphasizes the necessity of good governance. The paper concludes that it is difficult to assess the CAEAS evolution simply by reasonable or unreasonable, comprehensive consideration is needed.

Keywords :

Chinese administrative examination and approval system (CAEAS); network news text; administrative efficiency; contradictory phenomenon; governance capability; middle-income trap.

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DOI : 10.9734/BJEMT/2015/19486

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