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China - Economic development in Jiangsu Province (English)

Jiangsu's development depends on the level of investment, especially in transport and infrastructure, reforms to industrial policies to foster trade, direct investment, technology transfer, development of programs for labor education and absorption, and agricultural development. Policy reforms should focus on reducing the interventions by the provincial and local governments. The Jiangsu government should remove barriers to trade and promote market integration, and facilitate information flows within the province, and define "priority" industries more clearly. Jiangsu should attract technology and investors with emphasis on expanding technology-intensive "pioneer industries". An education system with strong emphasis on general education supplemented by "demand-driven" technical/vocational programs is recommended. In addition, a more global approach to labor use and absorption by expanding the service sector is needed in order to develop a more responsive-wide labor market and information systems at all levels to match job seekers and employers. The province also needs a fiscal plan for increasing both government resources and expenditures, and strengthening the tax administration. Agricultural specialization and grain production in the north should also be encouraged and price reform maintained. Lastly, the intermodal balance must be reworked, to build up road and air transport, and to favor waterways over ports.


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    China - Economic development in Jiangsu Province

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China - Economic development in Jiangsu Province (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.