Chinese Geography of Development

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Chinese Geography of Development Geography of development in China is a process that has replaced the old economic, cultural and political mode. In the selected texts, the author explains the following three questions in a geographical way. The first question is, how China’s coastal provinces and cities are developing better than inner periphery? Secondly, what are the problems that are threading China’s inner periphery? Lastly, how to reduce the economic gap between coastal regions and inner periphery? In other words, we can learn that this kind of economic of development is not good for China from the texts. In order to know how China’s coastal cities are developing better than inner periphery region, we have to study the open-door policy under Deng’s leadership. “By opening its Pacific Rim to market forces, by exploiting its huge working class, and by encouraging millions of Overseas Chinese…to invest money in their homeland” (Blij 374). This quote is the best interpretation of the Special Economic Zone’s features. Deng pointed out several cities in the southern coastal line on the map, which means Special Economic Zones are opening their doors and taking opportunities from the flow of globalization. For Example, Hong Kong used to be a small fishing village. However, after the Reunification, it performs less manufacturing and builds Service-related industries due to the environmental issues. Hong Kong became an international city that can handle a large number of capital and goods from all over the world. The Special Economic Zones like Shenzhen, have the convenience access to Hong Kong, therefore, they are developing a better economic market than inner periphery. These are the preconditions make the economic development of China’s inner periphery left behind. Chinese interior periphery development is left behind, which is because some obstacles
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