Provincial Power in a Centralizing China: The Politics of Domestic and International “Development Space”

  title={Provincial Power in a Centralizing China: The Politics of Domestic and International “Development Space”},
  author={Kyle A. Jaros and Yeling Tan},
  journal={The China Journal},
  pages={79 - 104}
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