Tourism and regional development in China. Dualist structures as barriers to development

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At present, one of the major problems facing the Chinese government is how to reduce the regional disparities and promote development in less developed regions. These disparities are usually defined in terms of unemployment rate, income per capita, and are aggravated by structural changes, which have social and economic consequences (Armstrong and Taylor 1993). It is widely realized that tourism can serve as an effective policy tool for regional and rural-urban disparities in China has not been systemically examined. This paper attempts to fill this gap. Its main argument is that, in the case of China, the effectiveness of tourism development policies by a threefold dual structure of this development. - (IfL)

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Geographische Rundschau. International edition, issn : 1860-7098, 2007, vol. 3, n°. 3, p. 20-26, nombre de pages : 7, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 24 ref.

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Pays édition : Allemagne

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