The general degree of marketization of China's economy cannot be over 50% when summing up the previous analysis of the marketization degree of labor, capital, production, and prices, and taking into consideration the huge government interference on economic activities in China: management by superior agencies, the management of cash, monopolized trade, and management of personnel and labor, the management of the militia, the involvement of various social groups, the management of international income and expenditures, the administrative management of industry and commerce, the management of technology supervision, the management of hygiene and quarantine, the management of birth control, the involvement of street committees, the management of urban capacity, the management of traffic, the management of urban planning, and the management of planning.
It should be between 45% and 50%. By this, it can be estimated that by the end of the Ninth 5-Year Plan it will reach 55%, and by the end of the Tenth 5-Year Plan reach 65% to 70%, namely accomplishing transition and entering a primary stage of a relatively mature market economy.
In order to prove the scientific nature of the above judgements and estimates, we must explain four questions:
1. What is the marketization degree of economies in developed countries?
2. What was the marketization degree of the Chinese economy before the reform and opening up?
3. Is the low degree of marketization in China irrational?
4. And finally, how do Chinese and foreign scholars view the marketization of China's economy?