The cities of western China: A preliminary assessment
Sun Sheng Han, Bo Qin
EURASIAN GEOGRAPHY AND ECONOMICS | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2005
The paper assesses the urban base for rapid economic development and urbanization projected for western China under the most recent central government policy of "grand development of the western region." It focuses on the socioeconomic characteristics, receptiveness to innovation, and linkages of western China's cities to the world, by utilizing data from government documents and census publications. The analysis reveals remarkable differences among the main urban nodes, raising questions about existing urban and regional development theory and practice in China. Copyright © 2005 by V.H. Winston & Son, Inc. All rights reserved.