Tag: Economic Development

China’s Melting Pot

by Joseph LukLast August, I joined an educational tour, the China Energy Trip, led by students from Jiaotong University in Xi’an, Shaanxi. The trip started in Shanghai, took us through Henan province, and ended in Xi’an. The group was a...

/ April 1, 2012

Government Provides Clues into China’s Foreign Investment Plans for Strategic Industries

by Kyle Sullivan PRC leaders recently shed light on how China intends to incorporate foreign investment into its goals for developing strategic emerging industries. A mix of seven high-tech sectors, the strategic emerging industries (SEIs) will account for roughly eight...

/ January 1, 2012

Economic Development Policies for Central and Western China

The PRC government has ramped up incentives to develop central and western China—will foreign companies bite?by Nancy Huang, Joie Ma, and Kyle SullivanChina launched two strategies to develop its central and western regions in the last decade. The PRC State...

Economic Recovery in the Works?

As the global economy contracted sharply in late 2008, the PRC government’s massive response helped China remain one of the few relatively bright spots in a bleak economic landscape. Boosted by the ¥4 trillion ($585 billion) stimulus package and other...

The 2008 Olympics’ Impact on China

From new construction projects to attracting the spotlight, the Olympics will have a lasting effect on China. For the PRC leadership and most Chinese, the July 13, 2001 International Olympic Committee (IOC) announcement that Beijing would host the 2008 Olympic Games...

/ July 1, 2008

Going West: A Progress Report

by Catherine Gelb and Dennis Chen For the last four years, the PRC government has been touting its Great Western Development Strategy (GWDS), an effort to improve the living standards of the 367 million Chinese, more than one-quarter of China’s...