SITUATION ANALYSIS ON THE DEVELOPING OF ECONOMIC BELT ALONG CHANGJIANG RIVER
Yu Xiaogang Wang Hesheng Cui Dashu (Nanjing Institute of Geography & Limnology, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, 210008)
The effect of developing and opening the economic belt along Changjiang River has been all the more obvious,in as much as the standing of the economic belt along Changjiang River is going up, and the center of economic increment along the sea is shifting from the South to the Middle. The nation's macro-control over regional coordinated growth is realized in Changjiang River Basin, thus the growth gap between cities along the river is diminishing, and the Middle reach is developing relatively fast. Supporting capacity of agriculture is being strengthened in the basin, adjustment of industrial structure and instituting industrial policies win initial success. The restrictive effect caused by inadequate infrastructure construction and fundamental industry is alleviated in the Lower reach. The use of foreign capital makes new progress. There are also a number of problems in the development of the economic belt: the standing of its agricultural development in the nation is descending steadily,the quality of industrial performance is low, restriction due to inadequate infrastructure still exists in the Upper and Middle reaches, export-oriented economy makes slow progress, social development is moving slowly, the environment of the basin does not take an essential turn for the better, and there are many problems in resource exploitation and project construction.