Governance of Sustainable Tourism Development in China (中国旅游可持续发展的政策治理)

Mimi Li, Tingting Liu, Shangzhi Qiu

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The central government in a highly centralized state, such as China, normally dominates the legitimation, policy-making, and agenda-setting in its key social actions. This study uses a political economy approach to investigate the evolving governance of sustainable tourism development in China over the past three decades. The reciprocities between tourism, economy, and politics were examined through a temporal and horizontal analysis of its general national policy, namely, Five-Year Guideline (FYG) for National Economic and Social Development. Temporal variations of tourism governance were clearly reflected in its FYGs, which correspond closely to the macro-political and economic structures and the mainstream policy of China.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-278
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of China Tourism Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2020


  • China central government
  • Five-Year guideline
  • governance
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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