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The Oxford Companion to the Economics of China$
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Shenggen Fan, Ravi Kanbur, Shang-Jin Wei, and Xiaobo Zhang

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199678204

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678204.001.0001

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Infrastructure in China

Infrastructure in China

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(p.348) 56 Infrastructure in China
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The Oxford Companion to the Economics of China
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Sylvie Démurger

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678204.003.0057

This chapter examines the role of China’s economic infrastructure: that is, transportation, telecommunications, utilities, and power supply. As well as providing some background to the concepts of ‘infrastructure’ and ‘economic infrastructure’, the chapter looks in some detail at China’s infrastructure provision; infrastructure spending policy; the economic impact of infrastructure spending; and challenges for the future.

Keywords:   economic infrastructure, infrastructure spending policy, economic policy, transportation

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