The Domestic General Development between Eastern and Western China: Comparative Analysis
ICS Working Paper No. 2006-3
36 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2006
Date Written: June 2006
This research paper presents a new analytical model to study the evolution of the general development process of China from a new perspective of analysis. This new analytical model is called the Domestic General Development Model (DGD-Model). The DGD-Model is not intended to use a forecasting model in any case. However, its application is not limited to the study of a special group of countries. It is not constrained by issues about the region or countries that are interested in apply DGD-Model.
The Fast economic growth and trade of China is not a purely economic phenomenon but a multidimensional phenomenon. This paper evaluates the prospects of East China (coastal) and West China (inland) from a multidimensional perspective encompassing the political, social, economic and technological dimensions based on the Domestic General Development Model (DGD-Model) application. Our main finding is a wide and growing gap between East China (coastal) and West China (inland) in terms of political, social, economic and technological development as well as overall development.
Keywords: China, Development, Policy Modeling
JEL Classification: J15
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