China’s Regional Development and Tibet by Rongxing Guo

By Rongxing Guo

This ebook pursues either narrative and analytic ways to higher comprehend China’s spatial financial improvement and its implications for Tibet. therefore, this e-book specializes in Tibet – an self sustaining sector within the a long way west of China – because the topic of an in-depth case learn, highlighting its targeted geopolitical and socioeconomic gains and exterior and boundary stipulations. China’s nice variety when it comes to actual geography, source endowment, political economic climate, and ethnicity and faith has posed demanding situations to the experiences of spatial and interprovincial matters. certainly, the chinese language country is much too large and spatially various to be simply interpreted. the single possible method of studying it truly is, for this reason, to divide it into smaller geographical parts on the way to arrive at higher insights into the country’s spatial mechanisms and local features. during this context, the e-book combines analytic and narrative approaches.

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1 Motivation Throughout the mid- to late 1990s, China’s official media was widely publicizing stories about a Chinese cadre—Kong Fansen (1944–1994)—who had spent two periods working in Tibet: from 1979 to 1981 and from 1988 to 1994. During his time there, Kong made major contributions to the reconstruction and development of Tibet and formed close ties with the Tibetan people. In November 1994, he was killed in a traffic accident. The following was part of the news reported by the official media: Conditions on the Tibetan Plateau are harsh but Kong Fansen never thought about himself.

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Since 1996, the government has made arrangement for over a dozen economically more developed provinces and municipalities in the east to help the remaining, lessdeveloped provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government) in the west to get rid of poverty. The basic framework of this east-help-west cooperation mainly comprised government assistance, enterprise cooperation, social aid, and human resource support. According to a report released by the Chinese government, From 2003 to 2010, some 2,592 cadres were sent from the east to the west to hold temporary leading posts there, and 3,610 were sent from the west to the east for the same purpose.

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