Growing Trend of China Port Economic Zones

by Yongting Hou,
Song Yan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93


This papers analyses the general development trend at the port economic zones in China and the motive forces underlying such development. Essential features of a port economy are described, highlighting the linkage between port facilities and special economic and technological development zones where preferential policies are offered. The tie-up between port facilities and export-oriented economic facilities has spurred the transformation of the port zone from the single function of transportation to the comprehensive multi-functions of commodity flow, foreign trade, industrial processing, storage, insurance, finance and services.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Economic factors | Industrial facilities | Harbor facilities | Public buildings | Storage facilities | Coastal processes | Insurance | China | Asia

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