中国的经济 China's economy
Since China launched its reform and opening up policy in 1978, the economy has been developing at a continuously high rate. The industrial and agricultural products of grain, cotton, meat, cloth, steel, raw coal and TV sets have grown markedly; and the technologies of atomic energy, biology, computers, aviation and aerospace and so on have reached the world level.
Since the reform and opening up, China has introduced a lot of talented personnel, capital and technologies from other countries, greatly accelerating economic growth. It is estimated that by the middle of the 21st century, China will be generally modernized and reached the level of the middle-developed countries. China is a country with a large population. Calculated according to per capita income, the economic level is still low, and there still exists a fairly large gap with the developed countries. China's economic level varies according to region. The areas along the coast in eastern China are rather developed, while those in the west are backward. China is carrying out a western development plan to promote rapid economic growth in that region.