Journal of Geographical Sciences ›› 2014, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (6): 1115-1130.doi: 10.1007/s11442-014-1142-y

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Problem regions and regional problems of socio- economic development in China: A perspective from the coordinated development of industrialization, informatization, urbanization and agricultural modernization

Yurui LI1,2(), Jing WANG3, Yansui LIU1,2, Hualou LONG1,2   

  1. 1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
    2. Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
    3. Beijing Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2014-06-01 Accepted:2014-08-01 Online:2014-06-20 Published:2014-06-20
  • About author:

    Author: Li Yurui (1983-), PhD and Assistant Professor, specialized in land science and agriculture and rural development. E-mail: lyr2008@163.com

  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.41201176.No.41171149.No.41130748

Abstract:

Identifying the problem regions and regional problems, and thus improving regional policies, are crucial for the sustainable development of various economic entities. The coordinated development of industrialization, informatization, urbanization and agricultural modernization (hereinafter referred to as “Sihua”) is not only a practical need but an important strategic direction of integrating urban-rural development and regional development in recent China, and it also provides a significant perspective for identifying problem regions and regional problems so as to improve the regional policies. This study mainly aims to: firstly, establish a comprehensive evaluation index system so as to explore the spatial pattern of coordinated development of Sihua in China at prefecture level; secondly, to develop an evaluation criteria system to identify the problem regions and regional problems from the perspective of coordinated development of Sihua. This paper comes first in the scientific community to evaluate the coordinated development state of Sihua in China at prefecture level and identify the problem regions and regional problems from the perspective of Sihua development by quantitative analysis. This study may benefit the improvement of regional policies and thus contribute to the sustainable socio-economic development of China.

Key words: problem regions, regional problems, regional policies, industrialization, informatization, urbanization, agricultural modernization