《比较》第84辑卷首语 - ------------------------------ 中国的经济决策依然在传统的需求刺激和改革之间摇摆不定。十八届三中全会制定整体改革决定已近三年，实质性改革，甚至一些有高度共识的改革尚未取得突破性进展。要推动改革，高声疾呼改革的重要性自然不可或缺，而基于学理和经验的理性分析，以及对改革政策出台的利...
China gold frenzy
I went to the Caibai Gold and jewelry market on Sunday. The first level of gold products was wall to wall people, with lines snaked around the cashier's counter. The employees behind the gold counters had almost no time to speak with customers because they were processing sales non-stop. In these pictures there are some prices for gold: as of Sunday, January 15, gold was 337 renminbi per gram for investment. Many of the gold products, which included gold knives, abacuses and combs to name a few, sold for 390 to 410 renminbi per gram and up. On the third floor, there were investment bars for sale at small premiums above spot. Silver was selling for 6.3 renminbi per gram. Also, several items are measured in taels and candareens. A candareen (分）is 1/100 of a tael, a mace（钱）is 1/10. I did not ask which tael they were using, as Hong Kong measures a tael as 37.43 grams or 1.2 troy ounces. The silver coins say: 7 mace 2 candareens, which is the weight for 1 silver Chinese yuan.