A major breakthrough in China's privatization occurred in May 2005, when a ““share conversion”” pilot reform program was introduced. This article will situate this in the perspective of China's two-decade-long shareholding system reform. It will argue that the ““share conversion”” reform is part of China's long-followed gradualist transition, instead of a switch to shock therapy.
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Errata: In the September/October 2016 issue (volume 56 number 5, pages 836 and 849), there was a technical printing error in Figures 1b and 2 of the article by Ajay Raina that resulted in a loss of data on the graphs. This online article contains the restored figures in their original, correct state. The error is regretted.