Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2016, Vol. 71 ›› Issue (6): 940-955.doi: 10.11821/dlxb201606004

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The global geopolitical and geopolinomical structure from the evolution of geographic natures

Zheng WANG1(), Yu HAN1, Min HU2, Yanshuo ZHU1, Jing WU1   

  1. 1. Institute of Policy and Management, CAS, Beijing 100190, China
    2. Northwest University, Xi'an 710127, China
  • Received:2015-08-28 Revised:2016-03-23 Online:2016-06-30 Published:2016-07-04
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.41171104;Key Consulting Project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, No.Y501141S03


This paper tried to understand the global geopolitical economic base from the view of Krugman geographical natures. By collecting the added value in the financial and manufacture sectors of the world's major 21 countries or regions from 2000 to 2012, the authors applied a location quotient model to analyze quantitatively the and concentration status of the world's major countries in both sectors, compared with the situation of resources output in countries and regions. The paper obtained a clustering catalogue list, i.e. "Three Worlds" in globalization era: financial-leading countries (areas) such as USA, UK, Switzerland, Singapore and Hong Kong (China), manufacturing-leading countries (areas) such as Thailand, China, South Korea, Germany, Japan, Vietnam and Taiwan (China), and resource development leading countries (areas) such as Canada, Russia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia and Mexico. Some countries like India and France, surfaced in equivalent development and might be defined as transitional countries. This classification of economic division may be a guidance for the standing points in each country in geopolitical and geopolinomical sense.

Key words: geographical nature, location quotient, geopolinomical structure