Research on the Establishment of Chinese Rural Drinking Water Market


The aim of this paper is to research the establishment of Chinese rural drinking water market. On the basis of prior research on rural drinking water and water market, we study the market establishment and analyze trading elements, procedure and modes of Chinese rural drinking water market. Then we explore the operating mechanism of the market, such as the supply and demand mechanism, the price mechanism, the competition mechanism and the support mechanism. This study will conduce to the optimization of the allocation of water resources.

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J. Leng and Y. Ding, "Research on the Establishment of Chinese Rural Drinking Water Market," American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2013, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.4236/ajibm.2013.31001.

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