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Table 2. 
Pairwise Correlations between Variables
RCA_
lnGDPlnGDPPGDPGlnExporthitechorefuelrawinflationexchanf
lnGDP         
lnGDPP 0.751        
GDPG −0.465 −0.514       
lnExport 0.802 0.704 −0.282      
RCA_hitech 0.495 0.671 −0.285 0.618     
orefuel −0.187 −0.218 0.146 −0.320 −0.191    
raw 0.547 0.445 −0.165 0.418 0.378 0.330   
inflation −0.425 −0.560 0.407 −0.452 −0.437 0.429 −0.102  
exchanf 0.247 0.228 0.218 0.137 0.122 −0.052 0.156 −0.082 
RCA_
lnGDPlnGDPPGDPGlnExporthitechorefuelrawinflationexchanf
lnGDP         
lnGDPP 0.751        
GDPG −0.465 −0.514       
lnExport 0.802 0.704 −0.282      
RCA_hitech 0.495 0.671 −0.285 0.618     
orefuel −0.187 −0.218 0.146 −0.320 −0.191    
raw 0.547 0.445 −0.165 0.418 0.378 0.330   
inflation −0.425 −0.560 0.407 −0.452 −0.437 0.429 −0.102  
exchanf 0.247 0.228 0.218 0.137 0.122 −0.052 0.156 −0.082 

lnGDP = log of GDP, lnGDPP = log of per capita GDP, GDPG = GDP growth rate, lnExport = log of exports to host countries, RCA_hitech = revealed comparative advantage index in hi-tech exports, orefuel = share of ores and fuels in the host country's total exports, raw = host country's share in the PRC's total raw materials imports, inflation = GDP deflator, exchanf = exchange rate change relative to the previous year.

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