ABSTRACT

Since the 1980s, China has gradually reformed its public administration in order to promote better economic development. It has successfully reduced the size of the government, enhanced competence of staff and reduced their average ages over the last two decades. The results of the Public Administration Reform (PAR) have received a great deal of attention among scholars and policy makers. Research and articles on the PAR have provided valuable assessments of the initiatives, and also put forward strategies to improve future actions.1