Conclusion: Toward Balanced Development and Harmonious Governance

  • Yilin Hou
Part of the Politics and Development of Contemporary China book series (PDCC)


This chapter concludes the monograph. It first offers lessons learned from the case of China in multiple aspects of this complicated socio-political and economic issue; it then points to challenges that lie ahead. Despite the seemingly unsurmountable obstacles inherent in China’s adoption of a local property tax, this monograph ends on an optimistic tone that the property tax can help the country achieve balanced and harmonious development and improve local governance.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yilin Hou
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  1. 1.The Maxwell SchoolSyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

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