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Keywords:

  • city-region;
  • regional integration;
  • the Pearl River Delta (PRD)
  • 珠江三角洲;
  • 城市区域;
  • 区域一体化

Abstract

Although known as ‘the factory of the world’, the labour intensive industry in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region has lost its edge. The region is rapidly transforming itself, and the integration of the region is part of this process. Through a review of the integration progress of the city-region of the PRD, this research note compares two attempts in regional integration made by Guangdong's provincial government, the ‘Modernization Plan for the PRD Economic Zone’ in the 1990s and the ‘Outline of the Plan for the Reform and Development of the PRD’ in 2008. It shows that, in terms of the scope and extent of regional integration, the second attempt, with the important endorsement of central government, has proposed more comprehensive measures for implementation, and these measures seem to be speeding up the integration process in the PRD.

摘要

虽然被称为“世界工厂”,劳动密集型产业在珠江三角洲已失去发展优势。珠江三角洲正处在急剧的转型过程中。区域一体化是这个转型过程之一。通过回顾珠三角城市区域的一体化进程,本文比较了广东省政府推动一体化进程的两次尝试:1990年代的“珠江三角洲经济区现代化规划”和2008年的“珠江三角洲改革发展规划纲要”。比较显示,得到中央政府背书的第二轮一体化尝试更具广度和深度,措施更综合。初步的迹象显示出这些措施正在提速珠三角区域一体化的进程。