Gap between eastern and western China still increasing, says official – China Dialogue

From China Dialogue:

China’s national strategy to develop the country’s western has led to great progress, but the gap between eastern and western China is still increasing, said Wang Jinxiang, deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission.

show that the GDP generated by the country’s western region in 2005 doubled since 2000, with the annual GDP increase reaching 10.6%.

of a number of key projects such as the Qinghai-Tibet railway and the transfer of electricity and from western to eastern China has been completed ahead of schedule. Achievements also include the increased forested areas and decreased erosion in China. [Full Text]

Read also the Chinese article here and related previous posts about west development via CDT; One trillion yuan spent on western infrastructure by Xinhua News Agency.

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