China's Economic Growth Due To Recent Foreign Policies

Essay by Joe Smith1College, UndergraduateA+, November 1996

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This essay relates to China' s "open door policy" not applicable--"regular good job shit"

Recent Chinese economic policies have shot the country into the world economy at full

speed. As testimony of this, China's gross domestic product has risen to seventh in the

world, and its economy is growing at over nine percent per year (econ-gen 1). Starting in

1979, the Chinese have implemented numerous economic and political tactics to open the

Chinese marketplace to the rest of the world. Just a few areas China's government is

addressing are agricultural technology, the medical market, and infrastructures, like

telecommunications, transportation and the construction industry. Chinese reform

measures even anticipated the rush of foreign investment by opening newly expanded

industries to out-of-country investors. Effects of this sudden change in economic strategy

by a world power can be felt by practically every nation of the globe involved in

international trade.

The change in the amount of imports and exports to and from China

will increase the demand on countless markets, from automobile, to petrochemical, to

pharmaceuticals, and optical fiber. Also, with all the foreign investment China is

receiving, the socialistic republic will only grow more and more interdependent upon the

world economy. However, the impressive growth rate of China's economy is not without

its shortcomings. Problems such as inflation and inefficient state-owned enterprises plague

the rise of the Chinese economy.

The main goal for China's modern foreign policies is the development of the

Chinese infrastructure. The significance of improved communication and transportation

cannot be over-stressed. Economically, enhanced means of communication and

transportation allows more expedient supply and demand scheduling. Two of the latest

Chinese reform measures to aid in the development of the country are the Provisional

Regulations on Direction Guide to Foreign Investment and the Catalogue Guiding...