Regional inequality in distribution of the economic development results in China

  • Ewa Cieślik


Introduction Despite the fact that China’s economy on the whole has been developing at a fast pace for three decades this development and its positive results does not equally affect all regions of the country and social groups. The asymmetrical process of China’s economic development constitutes one of the main unfavourable consequences of the reforms introduced after 1978. The economic changes resulted in the modification of resource allocation, the improvement of economic effectiveness and partial decentralisation. However, only selected provinces and social groups benefit from these changes.