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FY 2006/2007 Research Topic: 5-01
The Regional Development Strategy in Southwest China


Despite the launching of the Western Area Development strategy in 2000, China's Southwest region still remains underdeveloped. In particular, Guizhou is China's most underdeveloped province. In order to elucidate the regional development problem of Southwest China, we focus on the causes of its backwardness from the viewpoints of the political system, labor mobility, energy constraints, industrial structure, and so on. This research project is being conducted as collaborative research between IDE and Yamaguchi University, which has an exchange research program with Guizhou University in China.


April 2005 - March 2007


OKAMOTO Nobuhiro ´╝łAssociate Professor, Daito Bunka University´╝ë

Members of the Research Project

OKAMOTO Nobuhiro (Associate Professor, Daito Bunka University)
SASAKI Norihiro
HORII Nobuhiro
HAKOZAKI Dai (China and North Asia Division, Overseas Research Department, JETRO)
MATSUI Noriatsu (Yamaguchi University)
LI Haifeng (Yamaguchi University)
CHEN Lichun (Yamaguchi University)
SHI Longtang (Yamaguchi University)