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Cooperatives 're-emergence' not revival of planned economy

The term gongxiaoshe, or supply and marketing cooperatives, has attracted wide attention since a report by Hubei Daily in late October said Hubei province has restored and reconstructed 1,373 local gongxiaoshe in almost every county and town.

Since such cooperatives used to be very common during the planned economy era, some people are claiming their "re-emergence" is an indication of planned economy making a comeback in China.

However, this is nothing but overreaction to a normal development.

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