China's foreign economic cooperation development : exporting Chinese construction services

Chen, Le & Mohamed, Sherif (2002) China's foreign economic cooperation development : exporting Chinese construction services. In CIB W107 1st International Conference on Creating a Sustainable Construction Industry in Developing Countries, Division of Building and Construction Technology, CSIR, Stellenbosh, South Africa.

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Since the movement for economic reform started in China 20 years ago, the nation's GDP had grown on average from seven to nine per cent a year, making China's construction industry one of the largest in the world. This paper presents an overview of China's foreign economic cooperation development (FECD) in the context of exporting three major construction services namely; contracting, labour and design. The paper outlines the export market profile of Chinese contractors and discusses their current position in the international market. It then addresses challenges; they are facing in view of meeting the ambitious strategic targets set out by the Government for the FECD, which cover the export of construction services. Finally, the paper sheds some light on key exporting strategies currently adopted by Chinese contractors.

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ID Code: 58975
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: China
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB).
Deposited On: 08 Apr 2013 02:42
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2013 03:36

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