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Krasantcov E. S. The Reforming of the fuel-and-energy complex as the key factor of the Chinese modernization in the second half of the 20th century. Izvestiya of Saratov University. New series. Series History. International Relations, 2015, vol. 15, iss. 3, pp. 80-?. DOI:


The Reforming of the fuel-and-energy complex as the key factor of the Chinese modernization in the second half of the 20th century


This paper explores the events of the PRC’s modernization of the 1970-80s, the driving force of which was the Chinese energy sector. For better understanding of the unfolding changes the research provides a comparative analysis of the Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping political systems with its key difference lying in the established process of governmental decentralization in the energy sector. The study focuses on the reform of the coal and oil industries. The conclusion summarizes the results of the reforms and states the energy sector’s issues which  China was about to face. 


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