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Strategies for the economic transformation of a port city: A case study of Ningbo


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  • Yejun Huang


  • Weike Bao
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    This article describes the development of a long-term economic strategy for Ningbo, which is the largest non-container and fourth-largest container port in China. During the period of ‘reform and opening up’, the port expanded rapidly and there was large-scale growth of port-related industries. Since the turn of the century there has been a move to a more diversified economy emphasizing service industries. Following a review of the experience of other first- and second-tier port cities around the world, a strategy for Ningbo’s economic transformation has been drawn up, with three main strands: achieving industrial transformation (the core objective), advancing the regional position of Ningbo among adjacent cities (the major programmes), and urbanization (the driving force).

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    Article provided by London South Bank University in its journal Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit.

    Volume (Year): 26 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 5 (August)
    Pages: 401-408

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    Handle: RePEc:sae:loceco:v:26:y:2011:i:5:p:401-408

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    Keywords: China; economic development; industrial transformation; Ningbo; port city; regional planning; urbanization;


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