west development



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 region 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. Statistics show that the GDP generated by the country’s western region in 2005 doubled since […]

China plans to spend $21 billion on its west – David Lague

From International Herald Tribune: China plans to spend a further $21 billion on major industrial, transport and social projects to accelerate growth in its less developed western region, state media reported Monday. China’s top economic planning agency, the National Development and Reform Commission, had earmarked funds to undertake 12 top-priority projects, including investments in transport, […]

China’s west: much happened, more to expect

From People’s Daily Online: On January 16, 2000, the State Council set up a task force to implement its strategic resolution on developing China’s west. Since then, the central government reiterated its commitment to the strategy for several times. Amazing changes have taken place in the land covering 6.85 million square kilometers with a pollution […]

Xinhua: China underscores agriculture, ecological protection in western development

From Xinhua – English: Premier Wen Jiabao said the issues concerning agriculture and rural areas and ecological protection should be prioritized in China’s large-scale development of the western regions, designed to bridge economic and social gap with the developed eastern regions. …… Of China’s 30 million needy population, about two-thirds of those with an average […]



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