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Western China Development (1)

In 1999, the Chinese government publically announced its official plan to develop western China. Its goal is to try to achieve a satisfactory level of economic development in the western part of the country in a five-to-ten-year frame and to establish a “new western China” by the middle of the 21st century. In its view, [...]

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The History and Changes of Agriculture (2)

The changes sweeping China’s agriculture are not limited to the transition to an open market. Urbanization is having a deep effect on labor and land supply. Rural residents are attracted to the higher wages of China’s cities. Urban migration is partly controlled by a house hold registration system, but with decreased enforcement, China is seeing [...]

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