JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2022, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (6): 1403-1412.doi: 10.31497/zrzyxb.20220602

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Integrated high-quality development of the Yangtze River Delta: Connotation, current situation and countermeasures

CHEN Wen1,2(), LAN Ming-hao3, SUN Wei1, LIU Wei1,4, LIU Chong-gang1,4   

  1. 1. Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Key Laboratory of Watershed Geographic Sciences, CAS, Nanjing 210008, China
    2. College of Resources and Environment, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
    3. Leading Group Office for Yangtze River Delta Integrated Development, Regional Economic Department of National Development and Reform Commission, Beijing 100824, China
    4. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2022-02-14 Revised:2022-04-12 Online:2022-06-28 Published:2022-08-28

Abstract:

Promoting the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) is a major national strategy with an aim to achieve the "Two Centenary Goals". This paper firstly analyzed the new connotation of the integrated development of the YRD after China's entering a new development stage, and proposed the "four more" connotations of integrated high-quality development of the YRD, namely, integration with higher strategic positioning, integration with higher efficiency and level, integration with more coordination, and integration with better spatial form. Then the main actions and achievements of the integrated development of the YRD since it was elevated to a national strategy were reviewed and summarized. To study the new concept of high-quality development, an evaluation index system reflecting the five new development concepts of innovation, coordination, green, openness and sharing was constructed, and the state of integrated high-quality development of the YRD from 2018 to 2020 was assessed. Finally, against the new requirements of integrated high-quality development, relevant countermeasures and paths for specific areas were proposed in response to the current issues, which provides a reference for decision making to promote integrated higher-quality development of the YRD.

Key words: integrated development of Yangtze River Delta, new development concept, action strategy, indicator system, decision-making reference