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Invigorating West China
Since China launched the Western Development Strategy in 2000, the western region has been offered many favorable policies and financial support. The once-poor west China is growing at a faster rate than the east. The trend is set to continue over the next few years
The Western Region Rising

As the western region records astonishing economic progress, questions are being asked if the eastern coastal region has depleted its competitive advantages and if the future of China's economic growth will rely solely on the western region

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Looking for a New Model
Avoiding the mistakes of the east creates challenges and opportunities for the west
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Narrowing the Gap
Qinghai Province vows to make use of its local resources to promote its economy, so as to catch up with national average living standards
Quick Facts About West China

Administrative regions: Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, as well as Chongqing Municipality, and the Inner Mongolia, Ningxia Hui, Xinjiang Uygur, Tibet and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous regions.

Area: 6.87 million square km, accounting for 72 percent of the country's total land area.

Population: 354 million, accounting for 25.8 percent of the country's total.

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