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Introduction: China’s Need for Efficient Logistics

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Abstract

In our time, not one day goes by without magazine articles, TV reports, or discussion rounds about the latest developments in China. The dynamics taking place in the country with the largest population worldwide arrest the world’s attention. China equals the land area of the United States of America (USA), but has more than 4 times its population. China’s gross domestic product (GDP) has grown with an annual average rate of 11 per cent between 1994 and 2004, and has confirmed this growth again in 2005 (10 per cent real growth) (Guojia tongji ju [National Bureau of Statistics] 2005: 3-1)1. As a result, China is now the world’s second largest economy after the USA2 (Guojia tongji ju [National Bureau of Statistics] 2005: 3-1).

Keywords

World Trade Organization Purchase Power Parity Freight Transport Logistics Sector Cargo Transport 
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