Foreign trade and economic growth : a case of China in its open and reform era

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dc.contributor.advisor Wang, Muhong, 1952-
dc.coverage.spatial China
dc.creator Wang, Liumei 2011-05-09T12:31:47Z 2011-05-09T12:31:47Z 1994
dc.identifier.other HC427.92 W346 1994
dc.description vii, 119 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 116-119).
dc.description.abstract While examining the great changes China has undergone since 1978, compared to the pre-reform situation, and placing China at the center of the whole picture of Asia and the world, the study tries to discover all the contributions which have brought about the changes, and to see how and under what conditions, foreign trade has functioned as an engine of growth. The improvement of the overall social environment resulted from the open and reform policy instituted in 1978. The reforms created the prerequisites for the expansion of trade. The emphasis is laid on China's technological transformation through both foreign investment and direct import of advanced technology which has efficiently served as the expeditor of productivity and exports of Chinese commodities. However, foreign trade is by no means the panacea to all of China's economic ills. Its function as an engine is restrained by the productivity, the ultimate motivating force of economic growth, as well as the surrounding factors which affect such motivating forces. Constraints exist in China's state owned enterprises, the backbone of China's economy, low trading efficiency as well the social concerns about human capital, R&D, etc., are all discussed as they form as crucial factors for China's sustainable foreign trade expansion, further economic growth and overall social progress. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HC427.92
dc.subject.lcsh China -- Commerce
dc.subject.lcsh China -- Economic policy -- 1976-
dc.subject.lcsh China -- Economic conditions -- 1976-
dc.title Foreign trade and economic growth : a case of China in its open and reform era
dc.type Text Master of Arts in International Development Studies Masters International Development Studies Program Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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