liberalization liberalization  /ˌlɪ bə rə lɪ ˈzeɪ ʃən/


  • (n) the act of making less strict



  1. Barbash was the SEC director of investment management from 1993 to 1998, the time the liberalization took place.
  2. Thanks mostly to the increased competition, improved services and lower prices spawned by regulatory liberalization, air travel in Europe grew at an average annual rate of 4.
  3. At the fringes, such efforts to skirt Jiang might do some good for liberalization in the mainland.


  • The Group of Eight (G8) Industrialized Nations

    Trade liberalization, tax reform, and transparency in development are expected to dominate the agenda at the 2013 G8 summit. While some critics have called this agenda unambitious --previous summits have focused on eradicating poverty or resolving the financial crisis, for example--CFR's Stewart Patrick commends its "manageable" scope.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Foreign Relations


  1. "We must continue to promote trade and investment liberalization and facilitation and oppose protectionism in all its manifestations," President Hu said.
    on Nov 13, 2009 By: Hu Jintao Source: China Daily

  2. "Certain industries face frustrating barriers to doing business in China and there are worrisome signs that China's market liberalization efforts have slowed in the last year," Schwab said in a statement.
    on Dec 11, 2006 By: Susan Schwab Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Vietnam has demonstrated to the world its capacity for quantum leaps," said Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer for Microsoft Corp., praising the role of "broad-based reform and economic liberalization" in its rapid surge...
    on Nov 16, 2006 By: Craig Mundie Source: BusinessWeek

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