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Spatial Disparities In The Chinese Ict Sector: A Regional Analysis

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  • Daoqin TONG

    ()
    (University of Arizona)

  • Sandy DALL’ERBA

    ()
    (University of Arizona)

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The information and communication technology (ICT) sector is currently one of the most dynamic sectors in China’s economy. Based on the number of cell phone users, internet users and workers in telecommunication, we indicate that the ICT sector is not equally distributed across the 31 Chinese provinces. This is also true for the distribution of per capita income growth. Various tools of exploratory spatial data analysis are then used to uncover that this sector displays signs of spatial autocorrelation as the selected variables appear to be more spatially concentrated in a few provinces. However, while cell phones and internet are mostly clustered in the East, workers in telecommunication are relatively more abundant in the Northern part of the country. On the other hand, the provincial growth rate is more randomly distributed. The existence of a positive relation between the number of ICT users in one province and growth in the neighbouring provinces suggests that ICT ought to be considered as one of the potential levers of a policy aiming to reduce regional inequalities.

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Article provided by Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var in its journal Région et Développement.

Volume (Year): 28 (2008)
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Pages: 111-129

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