Chinese Tourism Policy and the Economic Impact of International Tourism on the Chinese Economy: a computable general equilibrium scenario analysis of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

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Authors: Li, S. and Blake, A.

Journal: Tourism Economics

ISSN: 1354-8166

China has been experiencing high economic growth and has been undergoing a process of economic reform for thirty years. The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games will be held during the process of an important stage of these reforms. The Olympics will generate economic effects through increased tourism spending and investment in Olympic venues and infrastructure. This paper aims to examine the mutual relationship between China’s economic reforms and the economic impact of international tourism brought by the Beijing Olympics. the two issues central to China’s economic reform will be examined: changes to industrial structure, and transformation of the pattern of economic growth. Two research questions are developed: the existence and extent of the economic impact of the Beijing Olympics on and the role of China’s economic reforms in maximising the benefits of the Beijing Olympics.

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