Research on the West Triangle Economic Zone: Development of the Anti-gradient Region (Enrich Series on China's Economics Issues, Volume 6)
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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.
intrinsic motivation, among other things, need to be integrated and promoted to a considerable extent. Compared with other potential growth poles, the West Triangle is superior to Beibu Gulf, the Western Taiwan Straits, and other medium-sized economic zones centering around an individual province. It can keep pace with the Han Triangle (Wuhan, Changsha, and Nanchang), the Greater Northeast China zone, and other trans-provincial super economic zones in many aspects while showing its overall
contain lots of hills. Fine sand and soil is carried by water from the surrounding mountains and plateaus to the basin bottom which contributes to the formation of the important crop cultivation zones of the western region. Second, remarkable differences in climatic characteristics: Qinling Mountain is an important geographical boundary of the northern and southern parts of China. Sichuan Basin to the south of Qinling Mountain is in a humid subtropical monsoon climate, while the Hanzhong Plain to
Chengdu-Deyang-Mianyang-Leshan industrial belt, the Xi’an-Ankang Railway –Xiangfan-Chongqing Railway industrial belt, the industrial belt along the upper reach of the Yangtze River, the Hanzhong Basin recycling economy industrial belt, and the Daba Mountain recycling economy industrial belt (the 8 zones) as the development focus. The construction of the West Triangle is an extremely complicated systematic project requiring the integration of policies, industrial layout, the urban system, and
economic cooperation with neighboring countries, pass-through transportation volume, including international pass-through transportation volume, would increase rapidly. After more than five decades of construction, significant progress has been made in the construction of railways in the West Triangle. At present, the railway network of the West Triangle has taken initial shape. The transportation capacity is gradually improved. The equipment level has been increased, and the network layout has
Hubei 1.38 98.86 1.27 32.25 1.29 Hunan 1.37 82.80 0.83 27.60 1.01 Jiangxi 1.54 78.20 1.20 29.88 1.54 Source: Compiled based on relevant data from China Statistical Yearbook 2008. average in regards to railway passenger traffic density, railway cargo traffic density, and highway cargo traffic density, while its highway passenger traffic density is almost the same as the national average. The West Triangle economic zone is far behind the three major coastal economic zones in