China's Economic Zones

Design, Implementation and Impact

Edited by: Tao Yitao, Lu Zhiguo

The establishment of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) marked a major milestone in China's gradual market-oriented reform process, and the developmental fluctuations of these zones offers an in-depth understanding of the complexities and difficulties of reform. They also provide critical insight into China's 30 years of economic and social transformation. Now available in paperback, this book examines China's eight SEZs in the order in which they were established. Key coverage includes the background to the SEZs' establishment and a detailed description of its development, while the intricate reform policy-making process, achievements, challenges, and difficulties - which will need to be faced for future developments - are also explored. Practical and well-structured, the book is packed with a wealth of information. The panoramic overview and analysis provides not only a history of reform and development of China's eight SEZs, but also an in-depth sense of the waves of historic change and economic reform which have for the last 30 years washed against China, Asia's ancient colossus. The eight SEZs examined are: Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Shantou, Xiamen, Hainan, Shanghai (Pudong New Area), Tianjin (Binhai New Area), and Chengdu-Chongqing. (Series: Economic History in China) [Subject: Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Economics, History]

Publication Date: 3/31/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781844644490

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