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Thursday, May 23, 2002, updated at 16:54(GMT+8)

Development of West China
Jiang Calls for Pushing Forward West Development
Jiang Zemin on Party Building, Development of W. China

Chinese President Jiang Zemin has called for efforts to strengthen and improve the building of the Communist Party of China (CPC), saying it is essential for the acceleration and promotion of China's socialist modernization.

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Jiang Zemin on Party Building, Development of W. China
Chinese President Jiang Zemin has called for efforts to strengthen and improve the building of the Communist Party of China (CPC), saying it is essential for the acceleration and promotion of China's socialist modernization.

Trade, Tourism New Development Direction for Western China
The vigorous development of trade and tourism will be the new direction for western China's economic development, Shi Guangsheng, Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, said Thursday at the opening of an investment and trade promotion fair held in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.

Jiang Calls for Pushing Forward "Develop the West" Campaign
Addressing a meeting on the large-scale development of China's western regions, Chinese President Jiang Zemin called for enhancing awareness of the importance of this campaign and continuously pushing forward work in this area. "It is being carried out on 6.8 million square kilometers of land, and affects more than 350 million people," he said.

Top Legislator Urges Western Provinces to Make Most of Distinct Advantages
China's top legislator Li Peng Friday joined deputies to the Fifth Session of the Ninth National People's Congress from Gansu and Yunnan provinces in separate panel discussions.

Chinese President on Development of Western Region
President Jiang Zemin said Friday that the central authorities will continue to support and help the vast western region to seek fast development.

Western China Offers Huge Opportunities for Overseas Chinese Entrepreneurs
The vast western part of China offers huge opportunities for overseas Chinese entrepreneurs, said some national committee members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

China to Focus on Western Region's Infrastructure, Environment
China's development strategy for its western region will focus on infrastructure construction and protection of the ecological environment in the year 2002. Joint efforts for the promotion of education, scientific research, technological development, agricultural production and tourism in the region are also needed.

China Develops Broadcasting to Serve Western Development
The United Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television officials briefed leaders of no-Communist parties on the broadcasting work in China's western areas at a recent meeting.

Work Starts on Lancang River Power Station
Construction began Sunday on a large hydroelectric power station on the Lancang River in Yunnan Province, southwest China. Altogether, China will build eight hydroelectric power stations at the middle and lower reaches of the Lancang River.

China, UNDP to Train Professionals for Western Region
China has joined with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to train thousands of senior professionals for the country's impoverished western region. The Ministry of Personnel and UNDP have reached an agreement on a package of personnel training programs.

Macao to Be Active in W. China Development: Chief Executive
Edmund Ho Hau Wah, chief executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR), said here Friday that Macao will play a more active role in west China development.

China's Western Development Makes Good Start
The fixed asset investment growth rate for January-October for China's western regions has hit 23 percent, 5.6 percent higher than the country's average, a Chinese official said Monday.

The state has invested over 70 billion yuan (8.48 billion US dollars) in the western regions, 43 billion yuan (5.21billion US dollars) of which comes from government bonds.

Southwest Gateway to the Sea Opens for Traffic
The highway, the only southwest corridor leading to the sea, starts from Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province, passes Guiyang, the capital city of Guizhou Province and Nanning, the capital city of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous region, and ends up in Beihai city, a Guangxi coastal outlet. The highway's length is 1,709 km, costing 25.5 billion yuan (about 3.08 billion US dollars), with about 1,015 km being expressway.

West China Boosts Tourism Featuring Ethnic Culture
The culture of ethnic groups has brought an increasing number of tourists to the vast western China, greatly benefiting local tourism.
Zhang Xiqin, deputy director of the China National Tourism Administration, said, the development of tourism with distinctive folk customs will help not only the popularization of various ethnic cultures, but also the economic development of China's western region.

Western Development Program Pays Off
The gross domestic product (GDP) of 12 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities in western China increased by 8.7 percent in the first half of this year thanks to China's drive to accelerate western development.

Premier Zhu Calls for More Efforts on West China Development
Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji has called continued efforts to accelerate infrastructure construction and "grain for green" projects in carrying out the west China development strategy.

Overseas Businesses in Western China to Enjoy Preferential Treatment: Official
Zeng Peiyan, minister in charge of China's State Development Planning Commission, said Wednesday that China will adopt a series of preferential policies to encourage overseas investors to run businesses in its western areas.

Price Set for Gas From West
The preliminary price has been set for natural gas piped from the western regions, vice-general manager of China National Petroleum Corp announced.

State Triggers Economic Engine in Western Regions
Fat deals await global investors as the central government ploughs money and preferential incentives into the western development program, hoping to turn the poverty-ridden interior into a driving economic engine.

GDP Growth Tops 8.5 Percent in Western Region in First Half
China's western region realized a GDP increase of 8.5 percent last year, and 8.7 percent in the first half of this year, marking a good start for the country's strategic development of the west.

Brief Introduction to Western Areas
  • Chongqing
  • Gansu
  • Guangxi
  • Guizhou
  • Inner Mongolia
  • Ningxia
  • Qinghai
  • Shaanxi
  • Sichuan
  • Tibet
  • Xinjiang
  • Yunnan

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