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23 Urban Agglomerations Forming in China
According to the China’s Urban Agglomeration Development Report 2010 newly finished by the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resource Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 23 urban agglomerations are forming in China, among which the Yangtze River Delta has become one of the six world urban agglomerations.

According to the Report, urban agglomerations are the most potential and vigorous areas of China’s future economic development, the focus and optimized development zones in China’s major functional zone strategies, as well as the major focuses of China urban development.

The Report also puts forward that after 10 - 20 years development, the Yangtze River Delta, the Pearl River Delta and the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region would be developed as the most powerful, vigorous urban agglomerations around the world, with the most integral competitiveness and creativity. At the same time, the western coast of Taiwan Strait would be constructed as the Coastal Urban Agglomeration for the reunification of the country; the Poyang Lake Area would be developed into the Demonstrative Ecological Urban Agglomeration of integral development of great lakes of China; Chengdu-Chongqing City Cluster would be build into the Experimental Zone of Urban-rural Integrated Development and Comprehensive Reform; the Liaodong Peninsula area would be developed into a Core Urban Agglomeration for the Northeast China Revitalization, Nanning-Beihai-Qinzhou-Fangchenggang Area would be constructed into the Bay-based Urban Agglomeration for the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area; and the northern slope of Mount Tianshan would be build as the Land Bridge Urban Agglomeration for the cooperation between China and other five Central Asian countries.

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