Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2022, Vol. 77 ›› Issue (12): 3194-3202.doi: 10.11821/dlxb202212016

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Build a new pattern of regional coordination and promote the high-quality development of central China

ZHU Xiang1,2(), HE Tian1,2(), QI Wei3, ZHANG Guoyou3,4, ZHOU Guohua1,2, HE Yanhua1,2   

  1. 1. College of Geography Science, Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410081, China
    2. Hunan Key Laboratory of Geographic Big Data Development and Application, Changsha 410081, China
    3. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
    4. Geographical Society of China, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2022-08-15 Revised:2022-11-15 Online:2022-12-25 Published:2022-12-29
  • Contact: HE Tian;
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(41971224);Major Program of National Social Science Foundation of China(18ZDA040)


The central region, located in China's inland hinterland, connects the east with the west and the south with the north, and plays a very important pivotal role in the national economic development. Significant progress has been made in the rise of the central region, but unbalanced and inadequate internal development remains a serious problem. How to promote the high-quality rise of the central region in the new era and build a new pattern of regional coordinated development is a realistic problem that needs to be solved urgently in China. The Central Region Coordinated Development Forum of the 24th Annual Session of the Chinese Association for Science and Technology discussed this topic. The main points are: Coordinated regional development is the strategic orientation of the country in the new era, the spatial planning and industrial layout should respect the laws of nature and economy, and the layout of national strategic planning should be transformed from "differentiation" to "differentiation+ systematization" in the main functional areas. The central region should take the urbanization pattern of "two horizontal and three vertical lines" as the framework and actively integrate into the major national and regional strategies; give full play to the role of urban agglomerations in supporting the central region, promote the coordinated development of urban agglomeration in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, and strengthen the core supporting role of Wuhan metropolitan circle, Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan metropolitan circle, and Nanchang metropolitan circle; give full play to our comparative advantages and promote the high-quality development of industries with traditional advantages such as agriculture, energy, electric power, construction machinery and equipment manufacturing; pay attention to ecological and environmental protection, and strengthen water safety management in urban clusters along the middle reaches of the Yangtze River; strengthen weak links in agriculture, promote rural vitalization, and create a new situation in which urban and rural development is coordinated and integrated.

Key words: regional coordination, rise of central China, high-quality development, urban agglomeration in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, coordinated development