Opening up the West: An examination of four core questions on China’s “Western Development” campaign

  title={Opening up the West: An examination of four core questions on China’s “Western Development” campaign},
  author={T. L. Ringpapontsang},
  journal={Undergraduate Research Journal},
The widespread unrest across the Tibetan plateau and events in Xinjiang earlier in 2008 turned international focus directly on China’s west region. The overriding policy initiative that is pivotal in understanding the current dynamics of the region is the Chinese government’s Campaign to “Open Up the West”. Grounded on an awareness of the unique complexities of the region, this essay examines the campaign through the guidance of four core questions that are critical to any understanding of the… 

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