Western development in the People's Republic of China
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- World Bank reaches compromise on China
- By Abid Aslam, Asia Times, 29 June 1999. The
World Bank has struck an unusual compromise on a politically
troublesome financing package for western China. The bank
approved the China Western Poverty Reduction Project, but
withheld monies for the project's most contentious
element—a plan to move 58,000 Chinese peasants to a
Tibetan and Mongolian autonomous area bordering Tibet.
- World Bank is between China and a hard
- By Abid Aslam, Asia Times, 5 October
1999. Members of a World Bank investigative unit are heading
for China to investigate a politically troublesome
transmigration project and probe the embattled
Western Poverty Reduction Project. The proposed
transmigration generated intense criticism from the Dalai
Lama's office, human rights and environmental groups and
a number of leading bank shareholders.
- East China to Keep Lead in Economic
- Xinhua, 28 April 2001. East China, a major powerhouse of
the national economy, will continue to lead the nation in
economic growth. In the next five years, the average
economic growth for the whole country will be around seven
percent, but targets set by the seven provinces and one
municipality in east China are higher.
- China Eyes Breakthroughs in Western
- Xinhua, 8 August 2001. China is planning major
infrastructure construction and environmental protection in
its vast western areas in the next five to ten years,
including the Qinghai-Tibet railway; transmitting
electricity and natural gas from western areas to the east;
protecting natural forests, grasslands and rivers; promoting
education; specialized farming; mining bases; tourist
facilities; improving infrastructure in large cities; and
expanding the wide-band digital transmission network.
- Knowledge Economy Should Power China's
Western Development: Experts
- Xinhua, 8 September 2001. The development of China's
western region should be powered by high-tech industries,
such as information technology, the Internet and other
computer-related businesses. So far, some 100 multinationals
have chosen the western cities of Xi'an and Chengdu as
their development and research centers in China.