An examination of regional differences in China by socio-cultural factors

Regional differences exist in every country in the world. Unlike most developed countries, though, income disparity across regions and cultural diversity within China are critical.

An examination of regional differences in China by socio-cultural factors

Hyeon Jeong Cho and Byoungho Jin

University of North Carolina

Hira Cho

California State University


Forecasts predict that China will be the second largest economy in the world, after the United States, by 2035 (Engardio 2005). The significance of the Chinese market as both producer and consumer is already widely known. As the world’s most populous country – accounting for a quarter of the world’s population (1.3 billion) – and third largest country in terms of land area (Veeck et al. 2007), China’s retail market...

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