MU Yaoqian

Associate Senior Research Fellow, Research Division

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1978 Born in Baoding, Hebei Province of China
1997-2001 Department of International Trade and Economics, Hebei University of Economics and Business, Bachelors degree in Economics
2001-2002 Department of Finance, Beijing Mitsubishi Stone Semiconductor., Ltd. (Renesas Semiconductor (Beijing) Co., Ltd.)
2002-2003 Faculty of Economics, Akita Keizaihoka University (now North Asia University), Research student; withdrew having gained all credits
2003-2005 Graduate School of Economics and Business Administration, Hokkaido University, Masters degree
2005-2008 Graduate School of Economics and Business Administration, Hokkaido University, Ph.D.
2008 Joined ERINA
Research Fellow, Business Support Division
2009 Research Fellow, Business Support Division and Research Division
2014 Associate Senior Research Fellow, Business Support Division and Research Division
2015 to present Associate Senior Research Fellow, Research Division

Other

2015–2017 Institute of Developing Economies “China’s Economic Structural Reform from the Perspective of the New-Style Urbanization Policy” Research Group
2015 to present Adjunct Professor, Northeast Asian Studies Academy of Jilin University
2015 Part-time lecturer at the University of Niigata Prefecture
2015 Institute of Developing Economies “China’s Economic Structural Reform from the Perspective of the New-Style Urbanization Policy” Research Group Member
2014 to 2017 Part-time lecturer at the University of Niigata Prefecture
2014 Visiting Researcher, Northeast Asian Studies College, Jilin University
2013, and 2016 to 2017 Part-time lecturer at the Graduate Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
2011 Trustee, The Association for Korean-Chinese Studies in Japan
2008 Vice President, Chinese Students and Scholars Association in Japan
2007 President, Chinese Students and Scholars Association in Hokkaido
2008 Trustee, Hokkaido Japan–China Relations Academic Society

Major Projects & Research Interests

  • The Chinese economy, development economics, and regional policy
  • The regional development of northeastern China and Northeast Asian regional cooperation

FY 2018 Research / Activities / Projects

  • Grant-in-aid scientific research (principal investigator): Empirical Research into China’s Regional Economic Integration
  • Grant-in-aid scientific research (contributing investigator): Empirical research relating to the effects on China’s domestic regional economies with “One Belt, One Road”
  • China’s regional economies and regional policies

Activities at ERINA

FY2017 Field survey work relating to China’s regional economies and development policies and research presentations at international conferences and symposia
Editing of the ERINA Report Plus No. 138 Special Feature
Analysis of Economic Trends in Northeast Asia (China), written pieces
Assistance in conducting of Session B at the 2017 Northeast Asia International Conference for Economic Development
Lectures for University of Niigata Prefecture and the Graduate Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
FY2016 Field survey work relating to China’s regional economies and development policies and research presentations at academic societies
Editing of the ERINA Report No. 133 Special Feature
Analysis of Economic Trends in Northeast Asia (China), written pieces
Conducting of Session C at the 2016 Northeast Asia International Conference for Economic Development
Lectures for University of Niigata Prefecture and the Graduate Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
Hosting of intern from the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Public Policy
FY2015 Field survey work relating to China’s regional economies and development policies and research presentations at academic societies
Editing of the ERINA Report No. 127 Special Feature and writing for ERINA Report No. 124
Analysis of Economic Trends in Northeast Asia (China), written pieces
Participation in the running of the 2015 Northeast Asia International Conference for Economic Development
Hosting of interns from the Niigata University Graduate School of Modern Society and Culture
Lectures for University of Niigata Prefecture and the Graduate Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
FY2014 Field survey work relating to China’s regional economies and regional policies and research presentations at academic societies
Writing and editing of the ERINA Report No. 121 Special Feature “China’s Regional Economies and Regional Policy”
Analysis of Economic Trends in Northeast Asia (China), written pieces
Participation in the running of the 2014 Northeast Asia International Conference for Economic Development
Research exchange with the Northeast Asian Studies College, Jilin University
Hosting of intern from the Niigata University Graduate School of Modern Society and Culture
Invitation of researchers from Liaoning, Jilin, and Heilongjiang Provinces
China business support and execution of “The Niigata Prefecture International Students’ Job Fair 2015”
FY2013 Field survey work relating to China’s regional economies and regional policies
Presentations, papers and written pieces for the Association for Northeast Asia Regional Studies (ANEARS) and the Japan Association for Comparative Economic Studies (JACES)
Editing of the ERINA Report No. 115 Special Feature “China’s Regional Economies and Regional Development Strategies”
Analysis of Economic Trends in Northeast Asia (China), written pieces
Participation in the running of the 2013 Northeast Asia International Conference for Economic Development
Staging of the Exchange Student Job-Placement Combined Orientation Meeting “The Niigata Prefecture International Students’ Job Fair 2014”
China business support projects
Staging of the seminars for supporting members
FY2012 Analysis of Economic Trends in Northeast Asia (China), written pieces
Analysis of the actual situation for investment into China at Japanese local regional firms (Contribution of pieces to ERINA Report No. 105, etc.)
Analysis of the actual situation for overseas exchange student job-placement assistance (Contribution of piece to ERINA Report No. 108)
Editing of the ERINA Report No. 109 Special Feature “The Directions for Regional Development Strategies in China and the Actual Situation Thereof”
Second-in-charge of the management of the “Economic Integration of the Asia–Pacific Region and Japan, China, and the ROK” Session of the 2013 Northeast Asia International Conference for Economic Development
The staging of the Niigata Prefecture International Students’ Job Fair 2013
The identification of Chinese business projects
Staging of the seminars for supporting members

Major Papers

Title Journal Publisher Year of Publication
“Regional Development and Urbanization: With a focus on the regional development strategies of local bodies” in Nobuhiro Okamoto (ed.) “China’s Urbanization and Systemic Reform”, pp. 35–70 [in Japanese] Institute of Developing Economies Co-authored March 2018
The Chinese Economy’s “New Normal” and the Challenges for Northeastern China  [in Japanese] J+C Economic Journal (October 2016 edition), pp. 6–9 Japan–China Economic Association October 2016
One Belt, One Road Viewed from China’s Regional Development Strategy  [in Japanese] Journal of Northeast Asian Studies, Vol. 22 The Association for Northeast Asia Regional Studies (ANEARS) July 2016
The Development of the Regional Development Strategies of Local Authorities in China (2008–2015)  [in Japanese] Nobuhiro Okamoto (ed.) “China’s Economic Structural Reform from the Perspective of the ‘New-Style Urbanization’ Policy” Research Group Research Report (Chapter 1) Institute of Developing Economies March 2016
A Comparison of the Modernization Paths of China and Japan (co-authored with Li Chao, Han Jiangbo, and Zhang Zhongpeng)  [in English] China Economist, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 51–64 Chinese Academy of Social Sciences March 2015
Zhong–Ri jindaihua zhi lu de bijiao [A Comparison of the Modernization Paths of China and Japan] (co-authored with Li Chao, Han Jiangbo, and Zhang Zhongpeng)  [in Chinese] Jingji kexue [Economic Science], pp. 99–111 Peking University January 2015 issue
The Formation of Regional Development Strategies for China’s Border Regions and the Actual Situation Thereof: With a focus on the relationship between center and region (co-authored with Sachiko Amano)  [in Japanese; Summary in English] ERINA Report, No. 121, pp. 21–31 ERINA December 2014
The Process of Formulating Regional Development Strategies in China: With an eye on comparison with Japan (co-authored with Hirofumi Arai)  [in Japanese] Journal of Northeast Asian Studies, No. 20, pp. 87–101 The Association for Northeast Asia Regional Studies (ANEARS) June 2014
The Situation for the Formulation of Regional Development Strategies in China: The characteristic features and challenges thereof (co-authored with Sachiko Amano)  [in Japanese; Summary in English] ERINA Report, No. 115, pp. 33–45 ERINA January 2014
The Current Situation and Challenges for the ROK Goods Business by Yanbian Koreans in China  [in Japanese; Abstract in English] Journal of the Association for the Korean–Chinese Studies, Vol. 2, pp. 18–26 The Association for the Korean–Chinese Studies in Japan December 2012
The Current Status of and Challenges for the Overseas Exchange Student Job-Placement Assistance in Niigata Prefecture: Analysis of the case example of the “Niigata Prefecture International Students’ Job Fair”  [in Japanese; Summary in English] ERINA Report, No. 108, pp. 50–63 ERINA November 2012
The Causes of the Real Estate Bubble in China: From the perspective of regional development strategies  [in Japanese] Journal of Northeast Asian Studies, No. 18, pp. 73–86 The Association for Northeast Asia Regional Studies (ANEARS) October 2012
Empirical Analysis of the Investment into China at Japanese Local Regional Firms: Centered on a questionnaire survey of 85 Niigata Prefecture firms  [in Japanese] The Fifth International Forum on Northeast Asia Regional Cooperation and Development Collection of Papers, pp. 229–233 Heilongjiang Provincial Academy of Social Sciences, China June 2012
The Impact of China’s Twelfth Five-Year Program on Northeast Asia  [in Japanese] ERINA Report, No. 105, pp. 11–14 ERINA May 2012
Japan–China Economic Relations Viewed from the Regions: The Case Example of Niigata Prefecture Firms  [in Japanese] ERINA Report, No. 105, pp. 46–48 ERINA May 2012
The Actual Situation and Challenges for Expansion into China for Local Regional Firms: The Niigata Prefecture Case Example (Part Two) [in Japanese; Summary in English] ERINA Report, No. 105, pp. 84–96 ERINA May 2012
Riben difang qiye touzi Zhongguo de xianzhuang yu wenti yanjiu [Research on the Current Situation and Problems of China for Investment by Japanese Regional Firms] [in Chinese] Riben yuyan wenhua yanjiu [Japanese Linguistic and Cultural Research] Research Institute of Japanese Studies, Yanbian University March 2012
The Current Situation and Challenges for Regional Development Strategies in China: The case of the Cooperation and Development Planning Outline of the Tumen River Area of China [in Japanese; Summary in English] ERINA Report, No. 103, pp. 38–51 ERINA January 2012
The Actual Situation and Challenges for Expansion into China for Local Regional Firms: The Niigata Prefecture Case Example (Part One) [in Japanese; Summary in English] ERINA Report, No. 101, pp. 51–67 ERINA September 2011
On the Change in the Industrial International Competitiveness in China: A critical consideration of the domestic version of the flying geese pattern in China [in Japanese with English summary] Journal of Northeast Asian Studies, pp. 33–45 The Association for Northeast Asia Regional Studies (ANEARS) October 2010
The Development of External Trade and Structural Changes in Liaoning Province [in Japanese; summary in English] ERINA Report, Vol. 95, pp. 5–12 ERINA September 2010
The State of the Expansion of ROK Manufactured Goods and Distribution Mechanisms in Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture: With an eye to the expansion into China of Japanese merchandise [in Japanese] ERINA Report, Vol. 92, pp. 102-107 ERINA March 2010
The Potential for Regional Economic Coordination between China and Japan: The case example of business exchange between Niigata Prefecture and Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture [in Japanese; Summary in English] ERINA Report, Vol. 90, pp. 36–42 ERINA November 2009
On the Transformation of the Industrial Structure in Regions within China: With a focus on the analysis of trade from 1994 to 2008 [in Japanese] Development Engineering, pp. 25-36 International Development Engineering Society June 2009
On the Positioning of China in the Flying Geese Pattern of Development: An Analysis of the Trade Structure of the East Asian Area [in Japanese] Development Engineering, pp. 81-94 International Development Engineering Society June 2007
The Construction of Chinese Company Ethics in a Confucian Spirit [in Chinese] Hebei University Journal of Economics and Trade, Vol. 4, pp. 34-37 Hebei University of Economics and Business December 2001
A Comparative Analysis of the Management Ethical and Moral Situation in China and Other Countries [in Chinese] Economy and Management [Jingji yu Guanli], pp. 35-36 Hebei University of Economics and Business September 2001

Research Reports

Overview of China’s Regional Development Policy (co-authored with Sachiko Amano)  [in Japanese] Aid for Scientific Research Project Report, pp. 1–397 ERINA March 2017
Visit to the Sites of the Execution of the Regional Development Strategy in China: Report on visit to Fuzhou, Pingtan, and Xiamen  [in Japanese] ERINA Report, No. 124, pp. 38–43 ERINA June 2015
“Outline of China’s Regional Development Strategy (2008–2015)”  (co-authored with Sachiko Amano)  [in Japanese] Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Report “Outline of China’s Regional Development Strategy (2008–2015)”, pp. 1–224 ERINA March 2015
Visit to the Sites of the Execution of the Regional Development Strategy in China: Report on visit to the Tibet Autonomous Region, Yunnan, and Guizhou  [in Japanese] ERINA Report, No. 118, pp. 62–68 ERINA June 2014
Visit to the Sites of the Execution of the Regional Development Strategy in China: Report on visit to Qinghai, Gansu, Shanxi and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  [in Japanese] ERINA Report, No. 117, pp. 76–80 ERINA April 2014
Visit to the Sites of the Execution of the Regional Development Strategy in China: Report on visit to Tianjin, Zhengzhou, Chongqing and Chengdu  [in Japanese] ERINA Report, No. 116, pp. 67–71 ERINA March 2014
Visit to the Sites of Execution of the Regional Development Strategy in China: Report on visit to Beijing, Shandong, Anhui, Hunan and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region  [in Japanese] ERINA Report, No. 110, pp. 68–73 ERINA March 2013
Visit to the Site of the Execution of the Regional Development Strategy in China: Report on visit to Shanghai, Wuhan, Xi’an and Yinchuan  [in Japanese] ERINA Report, No. 108, pp. 82–86 ERINA November 2012
Visit to the Site of the Execution of the Regional Development Strategy in the South of China: Report on visit to Sanya, Haikou, Beihai, Nanning and Guangzhou  [in Japanese] ERINA Report, No. 106, pp. 71–75 ERINA July 2012
The Causes of the Real Estate Bubble in China: From the perspective of regional development strategies  [in Japanese] “The Mechanism Generating the Chinese Urban Real Estate Bubble” report, pp. 18–34 International Centre for the Study of East Asian Development (ICSEAD) March 2012

Reports at Academic Meetings

Topic Name of Academic Meeting Date Place
The Integration of Regional Economies in China: Policy and progress [in Japanese] Japan–China Economic Statistics International Conference (2017) ‘November 2017 Hamada City, Shimane Prefecture
The Influence of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ Strategy on Northeastern China  [in Japanese] The Northeast Asia Economic Association of Korea 2017 Convention February 2017 Seoul
The Evolution of China’s Regional Development Policy: The formation and actual situation for the regional development strategies of local bodies  [in Japanese] Japanese Association for Chinese Economy and Management Studies FY 2016 Convention October 2016 Tokyo
The One Belt, One Road Viewed from the Perspective of Regional Policy  [in Japanese] The Association for Northeast Asia Regional Studies (ANEARS) 21st Academic Forum October 2015 Toyama City
The Implementation Process of China’s Regional Development Strategy  [in Japanese] Japanese Association for Chinese Economy and Management Studies FY 2014 Convention November 2014 Tokyo
The Process of Formulating Regional Development Strategies in China: With an eye on comparison with Japan (jointly presented with Hirofumi Arai)  [in Japanese] The Association for Northeast Asia Regional Studies (ANEARS) 19th Academic Research Forum September 2013 Hamada City, Shimane Prefecture
A Comparison of the Behavior of Local Governments in the Execution of China’s Regional Development Strategies: Centered on Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Jilin Province  [in Japanese] Japan Association for Comparative Economic Studies (JACES) FY 2013 53rd Annual Meeting June 2013 Niigata City
The Significance of and Challenges for “Xian Xing Xian Shi [Do First and Attempt First]” in China’s Regional Development Strategy: The Jilin Province case example  [in Japanese] Japanese Research Association for Chinese Economy 11th Annual Meeting June 2012 Tokyo
New Developments for the Regional Development Strategy in China: From center-led to region-led  [in Japanese] FY 2012 Japan Association for Asian Studies East Japan Annual Meeting May 2012 Tokyo
The Current Situation and Challenges for the Cooperation and Development Planning Outline of the Tumen River Area in China [in Japanese] The Association for Northeast Asia Regional Studies (ANEARS) 17th Academic Research Forum October 2011 Sapporo
The Formation, Characteristic Features of, and Issues for the ROK Business Manager Class in China’s Yanbian Prefecture [in Japanese] Association for Korean-Chinese Studies in Japan 4th National Convention December 2010 Tokyo
Changes in International Industrial Competitiveness among the Regions of China [in Japanese] Japan Academy for International Trade and Business FY 2009 5th Eastern Division Meeting March 2010 Tokyo
The Potential for Economic Partnerships in Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture and Japan’s Regions [in Japanese] Association for Korean-Chinese Studies in Japan FY 2009 Academic Convention December 2009 Tokyo
Changes in International Industrial Competitiveness in the Regions of China [in Japanese] The Association for Northeast Asia Regional Studies 15th National Academic Research Forum November 2009 Niigata City
On the Transformation of the Industrial Structure in Eastern, Central, and Western China: With a focus on the analysis of trade from 1994 to 2008 [in Japanese] 68th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of International Economics October 2009 Tokyo
On the Changes in Trade Structure in China’s Domestic Regions [in Japanese] The Association for Northeast Asia Regional Studies 14th National Academic Research Forum September 2008 Yamagata City
On the Positioning of China in the Flying Geese Pattern of Development [in Japanese] The Association for the Japan Sea Rim Studies (currently: The Association for Northeast Asia Regional Studies) 13th National Academic Research Forum December 2007 Beppu City