Coastal Port Reform in China

Min Qiu

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This paper reviews reforms that have been happening to the China coastal portindustry. It covers the economic background, motivations and progress of thereforms, and discusses issues associated with relevant planning events, such as theNational Layout Plan for Coastal Ports. It is concluded that the reforms arenecessary for the industry to raise funds for infrastructure expansion and toenhance the industry efficiency, and that China has adopted appropriate steps tochange the industry governance and to pass relevant plans in the reform process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175 - 191
JournalMaritime Policy and Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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