Journal article

Economic transformation of mining cities in transition economies: lessons from Daqing, Northeast China

He Li, Kevin Lo, Mark Wang

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING REVIEW | LIVERPOOL UNIV PRESS | Published : 2015

Abstract

All mining cities need to address the problems associated with resource depletion. However, there are crucial differences between mining cities in transition economies and those in market economies. Through a case study from Daqing, which is also known as the oil capital of China, this article sheds light on how mining cities in transition economies transform economically in anticipation of the eventual decline in mining prosperity. With rich empirical evidence gathered through extensive fieldwork, this article argues that mining cities in transition economies are faced not only with problems stemming from the boom-and-bust economic cycles of the dominant mining industry and the inevitable e..

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Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Funding Acknowledgements

This work is partially funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 41001097 and No. 40635030). The authors would like to thank the editor and two anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments and suggestions.