Baoji was a historical town with about 7 000 people at the beginning of this century. The strategic location made it an important transport and communication node in central China. Since 1949 it has attracted many government funded industrial and transport-related projects. By the early 1990s it has become the second largest city and a regional political and economic centre in Shaanxi Province with a population of 450 000. Under the current economic reform, the city faces new challenges and has to compete with other places for private investment. The city planners are seeking new approaches to shape the future development. © 1995.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1995|