Asia Pacific 2,000 years and 23 dynasties later, China to end state monopoly on salt

What Confucian scholars in 81 B.C. could not change, today's market forces may. But what to do with 10,000 jobs in the table salt monopoly? 

By , Staff Writer

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They say things change quickly in China, but that’s not always true. Some things take a very long time indeed to change. Like the government’s monopoly on table salt, in force for the last two millenniums.