According to research published in the Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, the Yangtze River Delta is best positioned to become the dominant hub of China’s future knowledge economy.
The article states that China’s spectacular economic growth has been spatially uneven, with much development occurring in eastern coastal areas.
In particular, three metropolitan ‘super-regions’ have become China’s most competitive knowledge-based economies, consisting of the Pearl River Delta, the Yangtze River Delta and the Bohai Gulf Region.
The research indicated that due to multi-dimensional advantages the Yangtze River Delta, incorporating the Shanghai metropolis, is best positioned to become the dominant hub of China’s future knowledge economy.
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Source: Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie – 2014, DOI:10.1111/tesg.12065, Vol. 105, No. 3, pp. 241–267.© 2013 Royal Dutch Geographical Society KNAG