China announced a new Go West plan on the eve of the annual National People’s Congress in May, calling for development of central and western provinces. Illustration: Henry Wong

China launches new Go West development drive to counter post-coronavirus geopolitical risks

  • China is looking to its western regions to help steady the economy amid friction with the US and potential isolation in the post-coronavirus world
  • Beijing’s new Go West plan will build on its Western Development strategy, which had only mixed results in boosting regional growth after it was launched in 1999
Topic |   China economy
China announced a new Go West plan on the eve of the annual National People’s Congress in May, calling for development of central and western provinces. Illustration: Henry Wong
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