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[The Historical Evolution and Evaluation of Development Policies for Western China]


  • Lu, Zheng
  • Deng, Xiang


After the founding of P.R. China, China’s regional development strategy experienced the evolution progress of “Balanced Development→Unbalanced Development→Coordinated development”. There exist twice “GO-WEST” campaigns which laid the foundation of modern industries for wetern region in Balanced Development era, and the third one, known as Western Development Strategy which began in 2000, is the symbol of entering regional coordinated development era. These three “GO-WEST” campaigns were carried out in defferent historical backgrounds and finally obtained different achievements. Following the historical evolution of regional policies in China, this paper analysed the backgrounds, reasons, patterns and effects of three “GO-WEST” campaigns.

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  • Lu, Zheng & Deng, Xiang, 2009. "西部地区发展政策的历史演变及评价
    [The Historical Evolution and Evaluation of Development Policies for Western China]
    ," MPRA Paper 33873, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:33873

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    Werstern Development; Regional Policy; Economy Development;

    JEL classification:

    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes


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