The Process of Economic Development in West Sichuan: The Case of Daocheng County
80 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2018 Last revised: 6 Feb 2020
Date Written: Jan 31, 2020
Economic development of a remote, mountainous region is a challenge for any country. This paper examines how this development challenge has been addressed in a high-altitude backward region of the People’s Republic of China. Is this region increasingly being left behind or has it entered a sustainable development trajectory? What form does economic development take? What is the role of the government vs. the private sector? What are the broader socio-economic and cultural consequences? The focus is on Daocheng County, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Region, West Sichuan. The fact that it is a predominantly Tibetan county adds a nationality dimension to the issue of economic development.
Keywords: Economic Development, Tourism Development, Infrastructure Development, Poverty Alleviation, Backward Region, Fiscal Transfers, Tibet
JEL Classification: Z32, O25, O12, L83, O23, O53
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