What is it about?
China's maritime economy is over RMB 7 trillion a year and contributes to over 10 percent of its GDP. This paper is one of the first academic articles to model China’s maritime economic growth based on long-term time series and to explore the growth patterns and trends of the primary, secondary, and tertiary sectors of China’s maritime economy.
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Why is it important?
Over 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is water-covered and the majority of it is made up of seas and oceans. This is why humans have relied on seas and oceans for getting their food, obtaining other marine resources, exchanging goods and services between different geographical locations, and enjoying leisure activities. As China's maritime economic development has profound effects on people's life and coastal and ocean environment and management, our review and analysis can shed light on China's future maritime including coastal and ocean management policy development.
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This page is a summary of: China’s Maritime Economic Development: A Review, the Future Trend, and Sustainability Implications, Sustainability, December 2018, MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/su10124844.
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