In May, the Chinese government announced a new Go West strategic blueprint to develop its western hinterlands. Illustration: Henry WongIn May, the Chinese government announced a new Go West strategic blueprint to develop its western hinterlands. Illustration: Henry Wong
In May, the Chinese government announced a new Go West strategic blueprint to develop its western hinterlands. Illustration: Henry Wong

Can Xi Jinping revive China’s dream of turning its poor west into an economic powerhouse?

  • Despite two decades of investment and preferential policies, China’s western regions still lag far behind east coast provinces
  • Western regions have struggled with dwindling populations, diminishing jobs and ballooning debt

Topic |   China economy
In May, the Chinese government announced a new Go West strategic blueprint to develop its western hinterlands. Illustration: Henry WongIn May, the Chinese government announced a new Go West strategic blueprint to develop its western hinterlands. Illustration: Henry Wong
In May, the Chinese government announced a new Go West strategic blueprint to develop its western hinterlands. Illustration: Henry Wong
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