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Title: The Changing Role of Tourism in China's Economy
Authors: Chiang, M.-H. 
Keywords: balance of payment in tourism
China's tourism development
domestic tourism
economic development
inbound tourism
outbound tourism
Issue Date: Apr-2012
Citation: Chiang, M.-H. (2012-04). The Changing Role of Tourism in China's Economy. Journal of China Tourism Research 8 (2) : 207-223. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This article seeks to examine the features of China's tourism development after its rapid economic progress over the past few decades. Three main features were discovered. First, as China's economy continues to grow, the insignificant share of tourism in the economy indicates that tourism is not a growth engine. Second, instead of stimulating economic growth, tourism has been employed to accommodate China's economic needs at different stages of development. Third, the development of tourism actually reflects the rapid urbanization in China. The key cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Macao, are the main drivers of China's overall tourism development. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Source Title: Journal of China Tourism Research
ISSN: 19388160
DOI: 10.1080/19388160.2012.677372
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