NBS: Releasing Reports on Urban and Regional Development Achievements
Recently, the National Bureau of Statistics successively released “Urbanization Level Constantly Promoted, Urban Development Significantly Boosted: Series Report on Achievements in Social and Economic Development at the 70th Anniversary of Founding of New China (XVII)” and “Solid Implementation of Major Strategies, Significant Regional Development Achievement: Series Report on Achievements in Social and Economic Development at the 70th Anniversary of Founding of New China (XVIII),” which demonstrate the remarkable achievements in urban and regional development since the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
The reports point out that since the 18th National Congress of the CPC, China’s urban construction and development have stepped into a new stage in which the urbanization level is further promoted, the urban development quality is obviously improved, and the urban functions are enhanced to a full extent, which builds up a solid platform for construction of a well-off society in an all-round manner. The reports emphasizes that in terms of urban development, it is apparent that the urbanization level has been promoted, and the splendid achievements attract worldwide attention; the city scales are continuously expanded and the development of large, medium, and small-scale cities are parallel to one another; the urban economy constantly develops with significant strengthening of the comprehensive capacity; the city images are brand new, and the construction of both a material and spiritual civilization is advocated; the development of new-type cities is thriving, and the basic pattern of city clusters is formed. And the reports also summarize the following achievements in regional development: with scientific coordination, dramatic achievements are accomplished in regional economic development; the eastern region of China plays a role as pioneer and takes the lead in further development; by bringing their advantages into full play, the central region rises; applying multiple measures, the western region forms a new pattern for large-scale development; deepening reform, the old industrial base in Northeastern China speeds up their revitalization; under coordination, the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region makes apparent progress in collaborated development; aiming at long-term goal, the construction of Yangtze River Economic Belt is steadily pushed forward; supported by the idea of sharing and jointly winning, the construction and planning of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area make substantial progress; and being open and advanced, the “Belt & Road Initiative” accomplishes significant achievements.