China Releases Assessment on Latest Economic Comprehensive Competitiveness of 31 Province-level Administrative Areas
China Research Center of Economic Comprehensive Competitiveness recently released its assessment on the latest economic comprehensive competitiveness of 31 province-level administrative areas in the country. In 2006, the province-level areas that are relatively advanced in their economic comprehensive competitiveness in China are Shanghai, Beijing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong, Tianjin, Liaoning, Fujian, and Hebei; the following areas are at a medium level, which are Henan, Inner Mongolia, Heilongjiang, Hunan, Shanxi, Anhui, Hubei, Sichuan, Jilin, and Jiangxi; and the following areas at a rather backward level, which are Shaanxi, Xinjiang, Chongqing, Guangxi, Hainan, Qinghai, Ningxia, Yunnan, Gansu, Guizhou, and Tibet.
Based on the Scientific View of Development, the original index system was adjusted during the assessment, and the contents like the scientific and harmonious development competitiveness was added as one part of the assessment. Among the 207 four-level indexes, the top three indexes with the greatest weights are the proportion of growth value of enterprises above the high-tech industry scale level in the whole country, the comprehensive energy consumption per ten thousand yuan (RMB) gross production value, and the proportion of investment on development and research on science and technology in the gross production value respectively, all of which are weighted more than 1%, while in contrast, the regional gross production value is only weighted 0.63%.