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    China’s Universities are Going West

    (Go West) Life is peaceful there(Go West) In the open air(Go West) Where the skies are blue(Go West) This is what we’re gonna do  – The lyrics of the earlier famous Pet Shop Boys hit could almost be those of China’s Western Development Strategy – aside from the fact that Lanzhou, capital of Gansu, is one of China’s more polluted cities. Launched in January 2000, the Western Development Strategy is comprised of 10 measures aiming to further develop China’s western region. The plan incorporates the ‘West” as the six provinces Gansu, Guizhou, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Sichuan and Yunnan, the municipality of Chongqing, alongside five autonomous provinces Guangxi, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Tibet…