Wednesday Lunch Talk -- Developing China's West: Solutions to Unbalanced Regional Development
A presentation by Hongyi Harry Lai (Research Fellow, Nat'l University of Singapore)
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
11377 Bunche Hall
Based on field studies in Beijing and China’s western provinces, this presentation surveys the launch and progress of western development, changes in the approach to implementing the program, and outstanding problems. China’s western drive was launched in 1999 in order to correct a increasing imbalance between a fast-growing coast and the slow-growing western regions. Mega projects have been launched and huge investments have been made. Since 2003, however, the big push approach is apparently being adjusted. This presentation uses local cases to examine local economic development, ecological protection, and the development of an ethnic province.
Hongyi Harry Lai received his Ph.D. in political science from UCLA. Since 2001 he has been a research fellow at East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore. He research covers China’s political economy and external policies. He published one of the earliest academic articles on China’s western development.
Open to UCLA students and faculty, and others by invitation
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Tel: 310 825-8683
Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies