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Physical Distribution and Economic Development of Inland China



Edited by Yasuo Onishi, Jin Bei
Published in 2000


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Chapter 1.
1. New Problems Confronting Inland Economy
 (1) Paying Due Attention to Issues Related to Policies Promoting Development of Coastal Region
 (2) New Ideas on Inland Economic Growth
2. Strategy for Economic Development : Characteristics and Problems
 (1) Sichuan’s Strategy for Economic Development
 (2) Strategy for Economic Growth of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
 (3) Hubei Province’s Strategy for Economic Development
 (4) Problems in the Strategy for Inland Region’s Development
3. Physical Distribution: Current Situation and Problems
 (1) Basic Situation in Transport and Communications
 (2) Situation in Transition towards Market Economy
 (3) Salient Features of out-of Region Physical distribution
4. Prospects and Suggestions

Chapter 2.
Transportation Facilities and Physical Distribution in Five Central Provinces Region: Status Quo and Prospects / Chen Yao, Wei Houkai
1. Five Central Provinces Region: Basic Characteristics Economic Development
 (1) With Abundant Mineral Resources, Five Central Provinces Region is Nation’s Major Base Supply of Energy and Raw Materials
 (2) With a Relatively Developed Agriculture, Five Central Provinces Region is China’s major Base for Grain, Cotton, Edible Oil and Meat Production
 (3) Large Economic Aggregates, but Low Per-capita Level
 (4) Situated in the Centre of Nation’s Transport Network, Five Central Provinces Region Attracts Products from All Directions While Distributing Them to Every Part of the Country
 (5) Transportation having Large Impact on Local Economy, Especially Industrial Growth
2. Scale and Level of Transportation Facilities
 (1) Scale and level of Highway Construction
 (2) Scale and level of Railway Transportation Facilities
3. Growth in Freight Transportation and Structural Changes
 (1) Growth in Freight Transport and Structural Changes
 (2) Increase in Freight Turnover and Structural Changes
4. Characteristics of Inter-Regional Railway Freight Exchanges
 (1) Salient Features of Railway Freight Exchange between Regions
 (2) Salient Features of Inter-Provincial Railway Freight Exchange
5. Major Problems and Prospects
 (1) Problems in the Development of Transportation
 (2) Developmental Trends and Prospects

Chapter 3.
Transportation Facilities and Physical Distribution in Western Region; Status Quo and Prospects / Jin Bei, Lu Tie
1. Tentative Ideas for Economic Development of Western Region
2. A General Introduction to Transportation Facilities in Western Region
3. Physical Distribution in Western Region: Current Situation and Trend
 (1) Growth and Makeup of Volume of Freight Shipments
 (2) Characteristics in Freight Exchanges
 (3) Trends in the Demand for Freight Transportation
4. Prospects of Comprehensive Transportation Network of Western Region
 (1) Tentative Ideas about the Future of Transportation
 (2) Direction and Key Points for Development of Means of Transportation
 (3) Proposals on Countermeasures

Chapter 4.
Case Studies of inland Region(1):Sichuan and Chong / Jin Bei, Lu Tie
1. Pattern of Economic Development
2. An Analysis of Current Situation in Transportation
 (1) Transportation Facilities: Status Quo and Issues
 (2) Basic Condition in Physical Distribution
 (3) Changes in the Volume of Passenger Transportation
3. Prospects for Development of Transportation System
 (1) Goals and Emphases of Development
 (2) Construction of Major Trunk Railways
 (3) Measures for Raising Funds for Transportation Construction

Chapter 5.
Case Studies of inland Region(2) Xinjiang / Chen Yao
1. Geographical Environment and General Economic situation
 (1) Natural Environment and Resources
 (2) A Brief Introduction to Economic Development and Salient Features
2. Construction of Transportation Facilities and Development of Physical Distribution
 (1) Construction of Transportation Facilities
 (2) Growth in Physical Distribution and Structural Changes
 (3) Volume and Destinations of Inter-Regional Freight Exchange
3. Physical Distribution in Xinjiang: Salient Features and Problems
 (1) Salient Features of Physical Circulation
 (2) Major Problems
4. Trend in Physical Distribution and Tentative Ideas for Future Development
(1) Prospects of the Trend in Freight Transportation
(2) Relationships to be Better Handled in Developing Transportation in Xinjiang
(3) Tentative Ideas For Xinjiang’s Future Transportation Network

Chapter 6.
Case Studies of Inland Region(3):Hubei / Wei Houkai
1. Transportation and Economic Development
 (1) Investment in Transportation Facilities Growing Quickly
 (2) Fast-Growing Transportation’s Bigger Role in Promoting Economic Growth
 (3) Rapid Growth in Passenger Transport Volume and Turnover, and Downturn for Freight Transportation
2. Development and Changes in Hubei’s Transportation Facilities
 (1) Development of Railways
 (2) Development of Highways
 (3) Inland waterways and Harbours
 (4) Airway Transportation and Airports
 (5) Development of Pipelines
3. Hubei’s Freight Exchange with other Provinces
 (1) outgoing and Incoming Energy Shipments
 (2) Inter-Regional Railway Freight Exchanges
 (3) Composition of highway and Waterway Shipments
4. Trend and Proposed countermeasures
 (1) Problems in Current Development in Transportation
 (2) Developmental Trends of Transportation
 (3) Proposed Measures for Quickening Development of Transportation