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Chinese Seaport Governance: Reform and the Influence of Broader Policies

The past 65 years have brought significant changes to China’s economic and political landscape and the Chinese society at large, influencing the degree to which China’s ports are centrally governed. This paper explains the early stages of port organization which saw port governance centralized, and which has since been succeeded by a stage in which broader economic policies have increasing impact. 

Professor Dr Theo Notteboom, Shanghai Maritime University, China; Ghent University, University of Antwerp, Belgium; and Antwerp Maritime Academy, Belgium

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