PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2019, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (10): 1558-1570.doi: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2019.10.011

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Spatial difference and mechanisms of China’s export trade regional resilience

HE Canfei1,2,XIA Xinming1,2,LI Ming1   

  1. 1. College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
    2. Peking Univeristy-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy, Beijing 100871, China
  • Received:2019-05-31 Revised:2019-07-16 Online:2019-10-28 Published:2019-11-01
  • Supported by:
    Key Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China(No. 41731278);National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars(No. 41425001)


After the global financial crisis, the resilience of China's regional exports is reflected in three stages: resistance in the first stage of the crisis (2008-2009), resilience in the second stage of the crisis (2009-2011), and promotion in product structure transformation after the crisis. This study constructed a regional export trade resilience index at the regional-product level, and described the spatial differences of regional resilience and resilience after the financial crisis with regard to regional export trade volume and product structure. The results of the regional-product level econometric model show that the diversification of related industrial structure not only can enhance the resistance of regional products in the short run, but also can improve the resilience of regional products in the long run, and further promote the upgrading of regional product structure. Emergency tax policy can effectively alleviate the impact of crisis in the short term, but its impact is limited and does not last; regional products with high export proportion of foreign enterprises have little effect on the upgrading of regional product structure, but processing trade promotes the upgrading of regional product structure in the crisis.

Key words: regional resilience, financial crisis, export trade, spatial difference, structural upgrading, China