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China Promotes YRD Integrated Regional Development to Accelerate Opening Up

The CPC Central Committee and the State Council have jointly issued the Outline of the Plan for the Integrated Development of the Yangtze River Delta. The Plan, released on 1 December, aims to promote integrated regional development on the principles of “coordinated development”, “joint protection of a green environment”, “win-win strategy of opening up”, and “sharing the fruits of development in people’s livelihood”.

The plan states that by 2025 the Yangtze River Delta is to see substantial progress in integrated development, achieve high standards of cross-boundary regional integration, urban and rural integration and other areas. It will also realise integration in a number of areas, including the science and technology innovation industry, infrastructure, environment and public services.

According to the plan, by 2035 the region will become the most influential and dynamic growth pole in the economy, with a high level of integrated development, a perfected integrated development mechanism, and achieve an overall lead in the country. Other goals include:

•    Forming a pattern of coordinated development between urban and rural areas

•    Establishing an integrated science and technology innovation industry system

•    Achieving basic infrastructure connectivity

Source: State Council of China

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