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The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth

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Maritime China- 2 macroregions along southeast coast distinct region and subculture cut off from rest of China by mountain chains core area= fertile Peral River Delta (heart of Guangdong province) urban centers= Guangzou and Hong Kong first focus of reformers in 1978 bc Maoist China had cut ties btwn maritine China and they lagged behind economically (i.e. btwn Taiwan and Hong Kong) SEZs- 4 special economic zones set up in 79-80 to attract investors to China each SEZ trageted particular group of maritime China as its primary source of investment largest= Shenzhen, adjacent to Hong Kong to attract spillover investment Zhuhai SEZ- set up across Pearl next to Portuguese colony, Macau Shantou SEZ- neart Chaochou ethnic homeland
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Unformatted text preview: ○ Xiamen SEZ- revive overseas links amoung south Fujian, close ties to Taiwan ○ transformed entire eastern delta into single integrated economic region ● Economic centers= Taiwan and Pearl RIver delta dual cores 1.4 - Mineral Resources ● land-scarce and labor abundant ● low mineral reserves per capita half or less of world avgs ● coal - only 11% of total word reserves ● petroleum and natural gas- only 2.3% and .8% of world total ● rich deposits of nonferrous minerals- tin, copper, tungsten, and rare earth ● uneven distribution: ○ north has 90% of oil and 80% of coal ○ 68% hydroelectricl potential in Southwest macroregion...
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