(Economic Observation) Why does China sing the "Tale of Two Cities" of Chengyu Economy?

  China News Service, Beijing, October 21 (Reporter Wang Enbo) Following the official announcement of the "Outline for the Construction of the Chengdu-Chongqing Region Twin City Economic Circle", the region is widely regarded as another strong growth pole in China's economic landscape.

What is special about the Chengdu-Chongqing area?

What can I bring from singing this "A Tale of Two Cities"?

  The Chengdu-Chongqing area is located at the intersection of the "Belt and Road" and the Yangtze River Economic Belt. It is the starting point of a new land-sea channel in western China. It has the unique advantages of connecting the southwest and northwest, and connecting East Asia with Southeast Asia and South Asia.

The region has excellent ecological endowments, rich energy and mineral resources, densely populated towns, and diverse scenery. It is the region with the densest population, the strongest industrial foundation, the strongest innovation capability, the broadest market space, and the highest degree of openness in western China.

  Based on these advantages and characteristics, the development momentum of the Chengdu-Chongqing Twin-City Economic Circle has been good in recent years, and its status and weight in the overall development of China have continued to rise.

  Wang Kai, Dean of the China Urban Planning and Design Institute, said that in the past 10 years, the comprehensive strength and international influence of Chongqing and Chengdu have increased significantly, and their positions in the Globalization and World Cities Research Group and Network (GaWc) rankings have continued. Rising, population size and economic aggregate have entered the top 10 in China.

In 2020, the GDP of the Chengdu-Chongqing double-city economic circle will account for more than 6.5% of the national total, and the combined passenger throughput of the airports of the two cities will exceed 100 million passengers.

  However, despite the rapid development momentum of the Chengdu-Chongqing Shuangcheng Economic Circle, its comprehensive strength and competitiveness still lag behind those of the eastern developed regions.

For example, the Chengdu-Chongqing region has relatively rich scientific and technological education resources in the western region, but the coordination level of the innovation chain industry chain is not high, and the technological innovation capability is weak.

  In response to this current situation, comprehensively considering the actual development basis and future development requirements, and on the basis of fully respecting objective laws and focusing on exerting comparative advantages, the "Planning Outline" puts forward higher expectations for the Chengdu-Chongqing Shuangcheng Economic Circle and clarifies its The strategic positioning is: an important economic center with national influence, a science and technology innovation center, a new highland of reform and opening up, and a high-quality livable place.

  The document also proposes to strengthen the driving role of the central cities of Chongqing and Chengdu, lead the coordinated development of the Chengdu-Chongqing region, promote the rational flow and efficient agglomeration of industries, population and various production factors, and promote the formation of a strong and distinctive twin city in the Chengdu-Chongqing region. The economic circle is to create an important growth pole and a new source of power to drive high-quality development across the country.

  High expectations mean high demands.

Data from the seventh national census shows that the Chengdu-Chongqing Shuangcheng Economic Circle has become one of the most attractive regions in China.

Under the new development pattern with the domestic big cycle as the main body and the mutual promotion of the domestic and international double cycles, can the region further undertake the mission of China's new economic growth pole?

  The person in charge of the Planning Department of the National Development and Reform Commission told reporters that the promotion of the construction of the Chengdu-Chongqing dual-city economic circle is conducive to the formation of an important growth pole for high-quality development in the west, strengthening the population and economic carrying capacity; The new base for participating in international competition will help to form a new pattern of opening to the outside world where land and sea are linked internally and externally, and the east and west are mutually beneficial; it is conducive to absorbing the population of ecological function areas into urban clusters, so that the western region will form an advantageous area for key development and ecological function areas for key protection To protect the ecological environment of the upper reaches of the Yangtze River and the western region, and enhance the capacity for space governance and protection.

  In Wang Kai’s view, historically, the area where the Chengdu-Chongqing Shuangcheng Economic Circle is located has assumed important responsibilities in terms of ensuring national strategic security, organizing regional production, supplying bulk materials, and protecting the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. It also plays an irreplaceable and prominent role in implementing the "One Belt, One Road" initiative and practicing the ecological priority green development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt.

  Specifically, the development of the Chengdu-Chongqing dual-city economic circle will build a major transportation corridor that runs through North China and Southwest China, opening up a new economic and trade situation in Southeast Asia; building a major corridor connecting the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River and the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, forming China's east and west The main artery in the direction; to build a national energy channel connecting the northwest and southeast.

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