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Investment and Employment Opportunities in China

1st Edition

By Jeffrey Yi-Lin Forrest, Tao Lixin

CRC Press

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Presenting the most recent statistical data, Investment and Employment Opportunities in China provides first-of-its-kind coverage of the regional economic, industrial, investment, and employment structures in China. After establishing the theoretical foundation, the rest of the book utilizes the model and the methodology presented by the authors to analyze the various investment and employment structures within China.

Addressing the problem of strategic optimization of macroeconomic systems, the book illustrates the current state of investment and employment opportunities in more than 30 provinces, cities, and autonomous regions within China. It explores the current direction of relevant structural adjustments, orders, and intensities.

The book employs the concept of comparative earnings and relevant models and addresses the problem of strategic optimization of a macroeconomic system, involving economic structures such as regions, industries, sectors, investments, employment, and distributions. A must-read for anyone considering investing in or seeking employment in China, it supplies proven theorems, methods, and concrete suggestions for navigating the various economic structures within China.

Although the book provides suggestions on optimizing economic structures in China, the theories presented are general and can be used to investigate the investment and employment climate of other countries and regions. Outlining the basic conditions of imbalances in China’s regional economic and industrial structures, the guidelines presented in this volume will help you make more informed decisions regarding international investment and employment opportunities around the world.

Table of Contents

THEORETICAL FOUNDATION

Criteria for Discovering Imbalances in Macroeconomic System Structures

Systems Science and the Systemic Yoyo Model

What is Systems Science?

Development History of Systems Science

Formation of Systemic Thoughts—The Elementary Stage

Quantitative Systems Science Developed for Applications

Construction of a Comprehensive Systems Science

The Systemic Yoyo Model

Experiment #1: Feel the Vibe

Experiment #2: She Does Not Like Me!

A New Understanding of "Poverty Emerges from Surplus"

Criterion for Finding Structural Imbalances in Economic Systems

Criteria for Optimizing Structures of Macroeconomic Systems

Strategic Optimization of Structures of Macroeconomic Systems

REGIONS AND INDUSTRIES IN EAST, CENTRAL, AND WEST CHINA

Investment and Employment in East, Central, and West China

Regions of East, Central, and West China

Introduction

Current State of the Regional Economies of East, Central, and West China

The Main Results of this Section

Achievements and Lessons of the Regional Economic Development

Directions, Focuses, and Measures for Strategic Optimization

Economic Sectors of China

Current State of Investment and Employment and Strategic Optimization

Shifts of Capital and Rural Labors: Keys of Optimization of Sectorial Structure

East China: The Optimal Area

Regional Industries and Economic Sectors of the East

Current State of the Regional Economic Structure of East China

Investment and Employment Opportunities in East China

Shanghai

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Shanghai

Investment and Employment in Shanghai’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Guangdong Province

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Guangdong

Investment and Employment in Guangdong’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Tianjin

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Tianjin

Investment and Employment in Tianjin’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Beijing

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Beijing

Investment and Employment in Beijing’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Shandong Province

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Shandong

Investment and Employment in Shandong’s Economic Sectors and Industries

The Hebei Province

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Hebei

Investment and Employment in Hebei’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Zhejiang Province

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Zhejiang

Investment and Employment in Zhejiang’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Fujian Province

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Fujian

Investment and Employment in Fujian’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Hainan Province

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Hainan

Investment and Employment in Hainan’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Jiangsu Province

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Jiangsu

Investment and Employment in Jiangsu’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Liaoning Province

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Liaoning

Investment and Employment in Liaoning’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Central China: A General Area

Industries and Economic Sectors of the Central Plane

Current State of the Regional Economic Structure of Central China

Investment and Employment Opportunities in Central China

Henan Province

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Henan

Investment and Employment in Henan’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Shanxi Province

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Shanxi

Investment and Employment in Shanxi’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Hunan Province

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Hunan

Investment and Employment in Hunan’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Inner Mongolia

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Inner Mongolia

Investment and Employment in Inner Mongolia’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Heilongjiang Province

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Heilongjiang

Investment and Employment in Heilongjiang’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Jilin Province

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Jilin

Investment and Employment in Jilin’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Hubei Province

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Hubei

Investment and Employment in Hubei’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Guangxi Autonomous Region

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Guangxi

Investment and Employment in Guangxi’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Anhui Province

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Anhui

Investment and Employment in Anhui’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Jiangxi Province

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Jiangxi

Investment and Employment in Jiangxi’s Economic Sectors and Industries

West China—The Most Difficult Area

Regional Industries and Economic of the Most Difficult Area

Current State of the Regional Economic Structure of West China

Investment and Employment Opportunities in West China

Xinjiang Autonomous Region

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Xinjiang

Investment and Employment in Xinjiang’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Shaanxi Province

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Shaanxi

Investment and Employment in Shaanxi’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Sichuan Province

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Sichuan

Investment and Employment in Sichuan’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Guizhou Province

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Guizhou

Investment and Employment in Guizhou’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Qinghai Province

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Qinghai

Investment and Employment in Qinghai’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Gansu Province

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Gansu

Investment and Employment in Gansu’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Ningxia Autonomous Region

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Ningxia

Investment and Employment in Ningxia’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Chongqing City

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Chongqing

Investment and Employment in Chongqing’s Economic Sectors and Industries

Yunnan Province

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Yunnan

Tibet Autonomous Region

Current State of Investment and Employment Structures of Tibet

Investment and Employment in Tibet’s Economic Sectors and Industries

TRADITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE AREAS AND MODERN SPECIAL ZONES

Regions and Industries in the Six Administrative Areas

Investment and Employment in the Six Administrative Areas

Current Regional Economic Structures of the Six Areas

Investment and Employment Opportunities in the Six Administrative Areas

The South Administrative Area

Current Regional Economic Structures of the South Area

Investment and Employment Opportunities in the South Area

The North Administrative Area

Current Regional Economic Structures of the North Area

Investment and Employment Opportunities in the North Area

The East Administrative Area

Current Regional Economic Structures of the East Area

Investment and Employment Opportunities in the East Area

The Northeast Administrative Area

Current Regional Economic Structures of the Northeast Area

Investment and Employment Opportunities in the Northeast Area

The Northwest Administrative Area

Current Regional Economic Structures of the Northwest Area

Investment and Employment Opportunities in the Northwest Area

The Southwest Administrative Area

Current Regional Economic Structures of the Southwest Area

Investment and Employment Opportunities in the Southwest Area

Regions in the Three Special Areas of Modern China

The Special Economic Areas

Current Regional Economic Structures of the Special Economic Areas

Investment and Employment Opportunities in the Special Economic Areas

The Greater Pearl River Delta Region: The Optimal Area

Current Regional Economic Structures of the Greater Pearl River Delta Region

Investment and Employment Opportunities in the Greater Pearl River Delta Region

Yangtze River Delta Economic Zone: A Suboptimal Area

Current Regional Economic Structures of the Yangtze River Delta Economic Zone

Investment and Employment Opportunities in the Yangtze River Delta Economic Zone

Bohai Economic Rim: A Relatively Promising Area

Current Regional Economic Structures of the Bohai Economic Rim

Investment and Employment Opportunities in the Bohai Economic Rim

UPDATES

Updates with 2012 Statistics

Opportunities in East, Central, and West China

The East Region

The Central Plane

The West Region

The Six Administrative Areas

The Three Special Economic Areas

Afterword

References

Index

About the Authors

Jeffrey Yi-Lin Forrest, also known as Yi Lin, holds all his educational degrees (BS, MS, and PhD) in pure mathematics, respectively, from Northwestern University (China) and Auburn University (USA) and had one year postdoctoral experience in statistics at Carnegie Mellon University (USA). Currently, he is a guest or specially appointed professor in economics, finance, systems science, and mathematics at several major universities in China, including Huazhong University of Science and Technology, National University of Defense Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a tenured professor of mathematics at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (Slippery Rock campus). Since 1993, he has been serving as the president of the International Institute for General Systems Studies, Inc. Along with various professional endeavors he organized, Dr. Forrest has had the honor to mobilize scholars from over 80 countries representing more than 50 different scientific disciplines.

Over the years, Professor Forrest has and had served on the editorial boards of 11 professional journals, including Kybernetes: The International Journal of Systems, Cybernetics and Management Science, Journal of Systems Science and Complexity, International Journal of General Systems, and Advances in Systems Science and Applications. Also, he is the editor-in-chief of two book series, one of which is titled Systems Evaluation, Prediction and Decision-Making, published by CRC Press (New York, USA), an imprint of Taylor & Francis since 2008, and the other one titled Communications in Cybernetics, Systems Science and Engineering, published by CRC Press (Balkema, the Netherlands), an imprint of Taylor & Francis since 2011.

Some of Dr. Forrest’s research was funded by the United Nations, the State of Pennsylvania, the National Science Foundation of China, and the German National Research Center for Information Architecture and Software Technology.

Professor Forrest’s professional career started in 1984 when his first paper was published. His research interests are mainly in the area of systems research and applications in a wide-ranging number of disciplines of the traditional science, such as mathematical modeling, foundations of mathematics, data analysis, theory and methods of predictions of disastrous natural events, economics and finance, management science, philosophy of science, and so on. By the end of 2012, he had published over 300 research papers and over 40 monographs and edited special topic volumes by such prestigious publishers as Springer, Wiley, World Scientific, Kluwer Academic (now part of Springer), Academic Press (now part of Springer), and others. Throughout his career, Dr. Jeffrey Forrest’s scientific achievements have been recognized by various professional organizations and academic publishers. In 2001, he was inducted into the honorary fellowship of the World Organization of Systems and Cybernetics.

Lixin Tao, a retired professor from Jiangxi University of Finance, was born on November 10, 1944. He received his undergraduate education as a mathematics major from Jiangxi University. Currently, he is on the economics faculty in Huashang School of Guangdong Business College. During his 37 years of university teaching, he has taught 26 different courses in diverse areas such as mathematics, systems science, economics, international trade, management, business studies, and statistics. Currently, Professor Tao has completed over 80 research projects, published over 5,000,000 words of papers in major scholarly journals and monographs covering many scientific disciplines, including econometrics, economics of technology, optimized management, statistical measurement, international trade, law, and so on.

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BUS027000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Finance
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
MAT000000
MATHEMATICS / General