The per capita GDP of 15 cities is over 20,000 US dollars: the rise of metropolitan area has a strong fulcrum

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 The per capita GDP of 15 cities is over 20,000 US dollars: the rise of metropolitan area has a strong fulcrum


The per capita GDP of more than 20,000 US dollars is not a simple paper data, but reflects the quality of a citys development and industrial upgrading and driving capacity.

Recently, by sorting out the economic data of 2018 published by Chinese cities and taking the permanent population of cities as the benchmark at the end of 2017, the media found that the per capita GDP of 15 cities exceeded 20,000 US dollars, covering 150 million people. Among them, for the first time, the four first-tier cities in Guangzhou and Shenzhen have collectively entered the camp of GDP per capita exceeding $20,000, which is particularly symbolic.

Fifteen Cities Enter the Campaign of Primary Developed Areas

According to international standards, primary developed countries account for more than $20,000 per capita GDP, while middle developed countries account for more than $30,000 per capita GDP. The 15 cities with per capita GDP exceeding $20,000 are Shenzhen, Dongying, Ordos, Wuxi, Suzhou, Zhuhai, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Changzhou, Hangzhou, Beijing, Changsha, Wuhan, Shanghai and Ningbo, with a total population of over 145 million. At the same time, the per capita GDP of Tianjin, Foshan, Qingdao and other cities is also close to the threshold of $20,000.

In addition to Dongying and Ordos, the remaining 13 cities are basically first-tier cities and new first-tier cities in China. The sample significance is self-evident, because they represent different types of cities. Although they are in the stage of population disintegration, they are still stepping into the ranks of primary developed areas, and the high-quality development of their economy is evident. Yucheng is also the regional center city of their own, and is in the process of moving towards a larger city.

The rise of a regions economy and the development of its economic quality depend mainly on the development of its cities, as is the case at home and abroad. China is in the accelerating stage of new urbanization. Half a month ago, the Guiding Opinions of the National Development and Reform Commission on the Cultivation and Development of Modern Metropolitan Areas (hereinafter referred to as the Guiding Opinions) were announced. These 13 cities are bound to become the leaders of the construction of metropolitan areas.

We can see that no matter the concept of metropolitan area, urban agglomeration, or the concept of bay area economy, any economically developed representative is centered on the city, especially the core city. New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo in Japan and Seoul in Korea are all the central cities of national industrial and population agglomeration. This is the indicative significance of cities to a countrys economy.

In the future, Chinas economic development will inevitably be based on the rise of metropolitan areas, urban agglomerations and bay areas. At present, 13 non-resource-based cities with per capita GDP of US$20,000 are located in the Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta, Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, the middle reaches of the Yangtze River and other urban agglomerations. They are also the central or sub-central cities in the planning of various national metropolitan circles, urban agglomerations and bay areas.

13 cities will be the leader in the construction of metropolitan area

The per capita GDP of more than 20,000 US dollars is not a simple paper data, but reflects the quality of a citys development and industrial upgrading and driving capacity. Careful observation shows that the economic growth rate of these 13 cities in 2018 is higher than the national average except that the economic growth rates of Beijing and Shanghai are equal to the national level.

The Guiding Opinion calls for strengthening the core competitiveness and radiation driving capacity of the central cities, promoting the non-core functions of super-large and mega-cities to be relieved from the surrounding cities (towns), promoting the small and medium-sized cities to rely on multi-level infrastructure networks to enhance the ability to absorb the industrial transfer of the central cities, and building a development pattern with distinct characteristics and complementary advantages of large, medium and small cities.

The reason why these 13 cities are bound to become the leaders of metropolitan circles is that they have formed the magnetic attraction and agglomeration effect of various factors of production of human and property, formed a complete industrial chain, and have the ability of radiation-driven; secondly, based on the fact that their economic quality has reached the level of primary developed areas and is still in the process of rapid development, they should bear the radiation-driven role. Responsibility.

Building a modern metropolitan area is an important means to promote new urbanization. It is not only conducive to optimizing the spatial structure of population and economy, but also conducive to activating effective investment and potential consumption demand and enhancing endogenous development power. These 13 cities have stepped into the US$20,000 per capita GDP camp, further consolidating the foundation and base of the development of Chinas metropolitan area. The number of Chinese cities is not only large, but also the quality of development is high. Through the demonstration and leading role of these cities, they are fully capable of promoting the further development of Chinas overall economy. Some countries, such as Brazil and Mexico, will face the so-called middle-income country trap, precisely because the number of cities whose per capita GDP exceeds $20,000 is too small to drive the development of the whole country. As a result, the per capita GDP of 15 cities has exceeded 20,000 US dollars, which is of great significance both to the region where they are located and to the national economic pattern. Source: Yang Yi_NBJ10647, Responsible Editor of Beijing Newspaper

Building a modern metropolitan area is an important means to promote new urbanization. It is not only conducive to optimizing the spatial structure of population and economy, but also conducive to activating effective investment and potential consumption demand and enhancing endogenous development power. These 13 cities have stepped into the US$20,000 per capita GDP camp, further consolidating the foundation and base of the development of Chinas metropolitan area.

The number of Chinese cities is not only large, but also the quality of development is high. Through the demonstration and leading role of these cities, they are fully capable of promoting the further development of Chinas overall economy. Some countries, such as Brazil and Mexico, will face the so-called middle-income country trap, precisely because the number of cities whose per capita GDP exceeds $20,000 is too small to drive the development of the whole country. As a result, the per capita GDP of 15 cities has exceeded 20,000 US dollars, which is of great significance both to the region where they are located and to the national economic pattern.