Lu, Zheng and Deng, Xiang (2011): China's Western Development Strategy: Policies, Effects and Prospects.
Download (703Kb) | Preview
China’s Western Development Strategy (WDS) has been carried out since 1999 with remarkable achievements, whereby Western China also experienced a rapid and stable development during the past decade. This paper analyzes policy actions and effects of WDS. The findings indicate that Western China’s economic development has experienced a dramatic reversion after implementation of WDS, which to a certain extent, proves that WDS has played a significant role in promoting western regions’ development. This paper also reveals some key constraints on Western China’s economic development and then offers a set of policy ideas for the next stage of Western development.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||China's Western Development Strategy: Policies, Effects and Prospects|
|English Title:||China's Western Development Strategy: Policies, Effects and Prospects|
|Keywords:||Western Development Strategy; Regional Policy; Policy effects; Western China|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook > E62 - Fiscal Policy
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R5 - Regional Government Analysis > R58 - Regional Development Planning and Policy
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R11 - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
|Depositing User:||Zheng Lu|
|Date Deposited:||05. Dec 2011 16:30|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 16:11|
Aziz, Jahangir, and Cui, Li, 2007, “Explaining China's Low Consumption: The Neglected Role of Household Income,” IMF Working Paper 07/181.
Chan, Kam Wing and Wang, Man, 2008, “Remapping China’s Regional Inequalities, 1990-2006: A New Assessment of de Facto and de Jure Population Data,” Eurasian Geography and Economics, 49, 21-56.
Cao, Yushu, 2007, “On the East-West Interaction,” China National Conditions and Strength, Vol.16, No.11, 6-8.
Démurger, Sylvie, 2001, “Infrastructure Development and Economic growth: An Explanation for Regional Disparities in China,” Journal of Comparative Economics, 29, 95-117.
Fan, C. Cindy and Sun, Mingjie, 2008, “Regional Inequality in China, 1978-2006,” Eurasian geography and Economics, 49, 1-20.
Fan, Shenggen, Kanbur, Ravi and Zhang, Xiaobo, 2010, “China’s Regional Disparities: Experience and Policy,” Department of Applied Economics and Management Working Paper 2010-03, Cornell University.
Graham, Edward M. and Wada, Erika, 2001, “Foreign Direct Investment in China: Effects on Growth and Economic Performance,” In Peter Drysdale (Ed.) Achieving High Growth: Experience of Transition Economies in East Asia, Sydney: Oxford University Press.
Gao, Xincai and Tong, Changfeng, 2008, “Gradual Evolution of China's Regional Policies Over the Past Three Decades,” Tribune of Study, Vol.24, No.12, 41-45.
Golley, Jane, 2007, “China's Western Development Strategy and Nature versus Nurture,” Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, 5, 115-129.
Guo, Tengyun, Lu, Dadao and Gan, Guohui, 2002, “China’s Regional Development Policy and Its Sound Effects on the Economic Development of Coastal Zones and Central & Western Areas Over the Past Two Decades,” Geographical Research, Vol.21, No.4, 504-509.
Guo, Kai and N’Diaye, Papa, 2010, “Explaining China’s Low Consumption：The Neglected Role of Household Income”, IMF Working Paper 10/93.
He,Yiming, 2008, “The Employment Preference of Graduates in the Segmented Labor Market,” Finance & Economics, Vol.52, No.9, 116-123.
Jefferson, Gary H., Hu, Albert G. Z. and Su, Jian, 2006, “The Sources and Sustainability of China’s Economic Growth,” Brooking Papers on Economic Activity, Vol.2006, No.2, 1-47.
Ke, Shanzi, 2010, “Effects of Urban Growth Poles on Economic Development in Central and Western China,” Geographical Research, Vol.29, No.3, 521-534.
Ke, Shanzi and Feser, Edward, 2010, “Count on the Growth Pole Strategy for Regional Economic Growth? Spread-Backwash Effects in Greater Central China,” Regional Studies, Vol.44, No.9, 1131-1147.
Li, Kui-Wai, 2009, “China’s Total Factor Productivity Estimates by Region, Investment Sources and Ownership,” Economic Systems, Vol.33, No.3, 213-230.
Li, Shi, 2008, “Rural Migrant Workers in China: Scenario, Challenges and Public Policy,” ILO Working Paper No. 89, Geneva: Policy Integration and Statistics Department, International Labour Office.
Liu, Xielin and Hu, Zhijian, 2002, “The Pattern of China Regional Innovation Capability and Its Implication,” Studies in Science of Science, Vol.20, No.5, 550-556.
Liu, Yilei, 2011, “Development of the Western Region and the Great-leap-forward Development of Xinjiang,” Beijing: Social Science Academic Press (China).
Liu, Shucheng and Zhang, Xiaojing, 2007, “The Features of China’s Sustained High Growth and the Decline of Regional Economic Disparity,” Economic Research Journal, Vol.53, No.10, 17-31.
Lu, Zheng and Deng, Xiang, 2009, “The Historical Evolution and Evaluation of Development Policies for Western China,” MPRA Paper 33873, University Library of Munich, Germany.
Lai, Hongyi Harry, 2002, “China’s Western Development Program: Its Rationale, Implementation, and Prospects,” Modern China, 28, 432-466.
Ma, Jun, 2009, “Over-exploitation in Southwestern China Is not Conducive to Energy Saving,” Science Times, 2009-2-18, Page.A4.
MOF(China Ministry of Finance), 2011, “National Financial Accounts 2010,” Financial Data of Budget Department, http://yss.mof.gov.cn/2010juesuan/index.html.
Naughton, Barry J., 2004, “The Western Development Program”, In Barry J. Naughton and Dali L. Yang(Ed.) Holding China Together: Diversity and National Integration in the Post-Deng Era, New York: Cambridge University Press, 253-295.
RSD(Rural Survey Department of China National Bureau of Statistics), various versions, “Poverty Monitoring Report of Rural China,” Beijing: China Statistics Press.
SIC(China State Information Center), 2005, “Extraordinary five years – the Five-years Progress of Western Development Strategy,” Special Report of Five-years Western Development, http://www.chinawest.gov.cn/web/NewsInfo.asp?NewsId=28366.
NBS(Rural Survey Department of China National Bureau of Statistics), 2010, “Monitoring and Survey Report for Rural Migration Workers in 2009,” Statistical Analysis Report, 2010-03-19, http://www.stats.gov.cn/tjfx/fxbg/t20100319_402628281.htm.
TGPCC(Immigration Department of Three Gorges Project Construction Committee of China), 2001, “Immigration Workbook of Three Gorges Project,” Beijing: China Three Gorge Press, p140.
Tsui, Kaiyuen, 2007, “Forces Shaping China’s Interprovincial Inequality,” Review of Income and Wealth, 53, 60-92.
Whalley, John and Xin, Xian, 2010, “China's FDI and non-FDI economies and the sustainability of future high Chinese growth,” China Economic Review, 21, 123-135.
Ye, Xiaonan, 2006, “China Increases Western Development Investment,” People’s Daily Overseas Edition, 2006-09-06, Page.04.
Zhou, Guojin et al., 2009, “Tax Preferential Policies of Western Development Strategy: What Shall It Do?” West Times, 2009-7-10, Page.B2.