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The pair-wise province-to-county aid model for disaster relief

China first adopted a pair-wise aid policy, in which one donor province or city is assigned to a recipient area, in the 1950s as part of its efforts to develop the minority-inhabited border areas, and this practice was first formalized by the central…

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Cross-sector social innovations

Both the emergency rescue effort that saved lives in the aftermath of the Wenchuan earthquake and the reconstruction campaign that took place afterward on the ruins were systematic and highly complex projects that were swiftly implemented. They…

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China: An unfinished reform agenda

Agricultural production in China has grown rapidly—relative to other countries— over the past four decades. Much of this growth can be attributed to investments in agricultural research by national and regional governments combined with policy reform…