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Economic Regions
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Within the framework of the reforms launched in regard to foreign and domestic business in the PRC, the advantages of a division of labor along regional lines on both the macro- and meso-levels are increasingly being emphasized. This division of labor, as well as the growing regional desire for independent development, is reflected in the establishment of numerous economic zones and regions on differing scales. From the point of view of the central government, the main question in the discussion…

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Taubmann, Wolfgang, “Economic Regions”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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