Special Economic Zones of the People's Republic of China

Room for expansion

The Liangjiang New Area in Chongqing is China's third national-level development zone, after Pudong New Area in Shanghai and Binhai New Area in Tianjin, and the only one in an inland location.

Tuesday, 17 May, 2011, 12:00am

Deng's aide seen as the architect of SEZs

If Deng Xiaoping was the chief architect of China's reform and opening up, his aide Gu Mu was the architect of China's special economic zones (SEZs).

The former vice-premier, who died on Friday aged 96, was in charge of establishing China's four SEZs as the mainland began to open up.

8 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

New Tianjin zone hailed as next economic pioneer

Municipal officials have lauded the Binhai New Area in Tianjin as a pioneering frontier for the mainland's economic openness in the next stage of reform, likening it to Shenzhen and Shanghai's Pudong area.

10 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Hainan puts capital to good use

The largest special economic zone, Hainan, is reporting good results in using foreign and domestic investment to develop its economy. The island province has attracted US$7.5 billion in overseas investment in the past decade since it was established as a province, as well as 50 billion yuan in domestic capital, accounting for 70 per cent of its total investment in fixed assets.

7 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

New market

Shanghai has launched China's first market to trade telecommunications products, in Pudong.

Reports said the market hoped to attract foreign investment and leading world technology.

20 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Cadres find faults in plan

THE provinces have completed their evaluation of the draft Ninth Five-Year Plan, with cadres in coastal and western regions expressing dissatisfaction over their share of the economic pie.

Central authorities are finalising the plan based on the suggestions of local-level officials.

17 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Officials fail in bid to secure economic privileges

TOP officials representing the five Special Economic Zones at the NPC have apparently failed to wrestle any new economic privileges from Beijing although they all put up a spirited defence of their ''special status'' in interviews with official agencies.

22 Mar 1994 - 12:00am