Report on the Development of Emerging Special Economic Zones in Xinjiang

  • Baowei WangEmail author
  • Xiumei Lai
Part of the Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path book series (RSCDCDP)


In 2016, the “Kashgar Special Economic Zone” and the “Khorgos Economic Development Zone” actively responded to the complicated domestic and international environment, focused on the overall goal of social stability and long-term security, seized the opportunity of the Belt and Road Initiative, vigorously promoted supply-side reform and promoted stable development and reform. The prefecture (city) achieved the good situation of overall social stability and rapid economic development. This paper first expounds the developmental states of Kashgar and Khorgos SEZs in terms of economic scale, industrial structure, industrial production, foreign trade, residents’ income and level of urbanization, then analyzes the main problems they face in development, and finally proposes policies for solving problems, as reference for the further development of emerging special economic zones in Xinjiang.


Kashgar Khorgos Developmental report Open along the border areas Stability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.China Center for Special Economic Zone ResearchShenzhen UniversityShenzhen ShiChina
  2. 2.Accounting Department, College of EconomicsShenzhen UniversityShenzhen ShiChina

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