Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2019, Vol. 74 ›› Issue (12): 2431-2436.doi: 10.11821/dlxb201912001

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Development and management tasks of the Yellow River Basin: A preliminary understanding and suggestion

LU Dadao, SUN Dongqi()   

  1. Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2019-11-12 Revised:2019-11-27 Online:2019-12-25 Published:2019-12-25
  • Contact: SUN Dongqi
  • Supported by:
    Key Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China(41530634)


The Yellow River Basin and the areas along the Yellow River play an important strategic role in national development. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC, delivered an important speech at the symposium on ecological protection and high-quality development of the Yellow River Basin in Zhengzhou, which is of great strategic significance. This paper gives a preliminary understanding of the comprehensive governance and the sustainable development of the Yellow River Basin. It points out that the task of the comprehensive and profound transformation and development of the Yellow River Basin in the new era is still arduous, and change of concept is required. Continuing to promote the clean and efficient use of energy, promoting industrial development in accordance with local conditions, preventing extensive development and protecting cultivated land resources should be regarded as important measures to strengthen the comprehensive management and guarantee the sustainable development of the Yellow River Basin. It is believed that the "Yellow River Economic Belt" does not exist at the national economic level, and it is not appropriate to identify "the Yellow River Delta" as a national strategy.

Key words: Yellow River Basin, development, governance tasks, sustainable development