Facets of Globalization: International and Local Dimensions by Shahid Yusuf, Simon Evenett, Weiping Wu

By Shahid Yusuf, Simon Evenett, Weiping Wu

Seeing that 1985, nationwide economies became more and more built-in right into a worldwide community. whilst, either inhabitants and creation in constructing nations have gotten centred in city areas. This, in flip, has generated calls for for extra neighborhood autonomy, moving extra choice making to sub-national degrees. Globalization is predicted to proceed resulting in higher openness and foreign mobility of capital and folks. There are few purposes to think that those traits will abate—if something, they're prone to accentuate the focal point on towns and sharpen pageant between those for overseas and native assets. This quantity underscores the transformative position of globalization and urbanization and indicates the interaction among the 2 forces.

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As concerns nontariff barriers, since 1992 China has reduced the number of products that require import licenses from 1,247 to 374 (June 1997) and reduced the number of products subject to import quotas from 26 to 13. Except for 14 price-sensitive raw materials and products that remain under state control, trade for all products has been liberalized (Hong Kong Trade Development Council 1998). These changes, coupled with more liberal entry and operation rules and guarantees against privatization, have improved the macroeconomic environment for FDI.

Ginsberg (1991) has defined mega-urban regions as large urban agglomerations comprising core cities, their fringe exurbs, satellite towns, and extensive intervening areas of dense population and traditional agricultural uses. Similar spatially spread out patterns of urbanization were found in numerous areas in South and Southeast Asia in the 1980s, prompting McGee (1995, p. ” These are rural-urban transitional areas with an intensive mixture of agricultural and nonagricultural activities that often stretch along transport corridors between large urban centers and exhibit some common features: a densely populated agricultural area with a long history, often based on wet rice; a recent rapid increase of nonagricultural activities and increasing fluidity of population; an intense mixture of land uses, with agriculture, cottage industry, and new industrial estates; an increasing participation by women in nonagricultural labor; and gray zones from the point of view of the state in administration and planning.

A. a. a. 9,137 6,724 — — a. Figures in parentheses are percentage shares of Hong Kong. b. Excludes Macau. c. Level of urbanization in percent. — Not available. a. Not applicable. Source: Guangdong Agricultural Statistics Yearbook (1996). Mega-Urban and Extended Metropolitan Regions Exo-urbanization in the delta may be seen as an integral part of the growth of mega-urban regions or extended metropolitan regions (EMRs) that were increasingly investigated in urbanization studies of the 1990s. Ginsberg (1991) has defined mega-urban regions as large urban agglomerations comprising core cities, their fringe exurbs, satellite towns, and extensive intervening areas of dense population and traditional agricultural uses.

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