Research on the West Triangle Economic Zone: Development of the Anti-gradient Region (Enrich Series on China's Economics Issues, Volume 6)

Research on the West Triangle Economic Zone: Development of the Anti-gradient Region (Enrich Series on China's Economics Issues, Volume 6)

Shao Feng

Language: English

Pages: 320

ISBN: 2:00192313

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

As the first academic monograph on the Western Economic Triangular Zone(WETZ), this book systemically analyzes the development of the WETZ by exploring the reasons, the methods and the timeline of its formation. With the gradual deepening of reform, Chinas regional economy will experience a transition from non-balanced development to balanced development, which gives rise to the growth of Midwest China. Using theoretical and empirical analyses and comparisons between strategic value and practical significance, the basis of development and growth potential of the WETZ are examined in an in-depth exploration of industrial development, spatial strategy, transportation development, urban-rural coordination and enclave economy from the perspectives of integration and innovation. The author concludes by offering relevant proposals for building an integrated system in the WETZ.

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linking the southern and northern parts of the west region up in a single stretch. By focusing on the overall strategy of economic development, the West Triangle economic zone is devoted to the construction of a new economic engine for the entire west region, or even China (see Appendix 1). Strategic Value and Practical Significance of the West Triangle Economic Zone The West Triangle economic zone is a complex economic zone centering on Chengdu, Chongqing, and Xi’an and consists of the

lower than that of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. It can be seen that the West Triangle needs to further increase the proportion of secondary and especially tertiary industries. From the perspective of the demand for investment, the total investment in fixed assets of the West Triangle is relatively strong. Although it is far less than that of the Yangtze River Delta, it is close to the investment size in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and much larger than that of the Pearl River Delta. From

industry as strategic industries highlighting the core competitiveness of the West Triangle. The ecological economic zone of the Qinling-Bashan mountain area lays special emphasis on distinctive industries such as biomedicine, green food, and ecotourism. Question VII: How should transport infrastructure construction be conducted in the West Triangle? Transport infrastructure integration is the precondition for the integration of the West Triangle economic zone. Compared with the three major

and ChengduGuiyang Railway (under construction) Baoji-Chengdu Railway, and Chengdu-Xi’an passengerdedicated line (under construction) Xi’an-Ankang Railway, XianyangTongchuan Railway, Xi’anHuxian County Railway, and LongchangXuyong Railway Overall, radial intra-provincial connecting lines that start from, and end at, key cities have been established in relevant provinces and cities in the West Triangle economic zone (see Fig. 5.1). Dense railway networks have been established in the

between the two regions. The construction of the Three Gorges Project has further established the central position of Chongqing in the water transportation network of the West Triangle Major economic zones in the world are closely associated with ports and shipping. The construction of the West Triangle economic zone may provide Shaanxi, Gansu, and even the vast western areas far away from the sea or rivers with access to the sea. This would link up the western region with East China, or even

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