Tongzhou ranks 35th among China's top 100 districts with high-quality development
The 2020 white paper on high-quality development of China's urban areas, compiled for the urban economic research center by CCID Consulting, was published in Beijing, capital city of China, on Sept 10.
CCID Consulting, directly under the China Electronic Information Industry Development Research Institute of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, is the first modern consulting enterprise in the Chinese mainland to be listed on the Hong Kong GEM (growth enterprise market) and to have passed the ISO9001 standard certification.
The Nanshan, Futian, Longgang and Bao'an districts of Shenzhen, the Tianhe and Huangpu districts of Guangzhou, Huangdao district of Qingdao, Shunde district of Foshan, Yuhang district of Hangzhou and Yinzhou district of Ningbo were the list's Top 10. Nantong's Tongzhou district in East China's Jiangsu province ranked 35th.
The data in the white paper show that the top 100 districts release large amounts of energy with a small resource volume. With only 0.6 percent of the country's land area and 7.6 percent of the population, they created 16.8 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP).
In addition, the economic growth rate of urban areas is obviously higher than the national level, with per capita GDP as high as 2.2 times the national average. The average GDP of the selected urban areas exceeds 160 billion yuan ($23.6 billion).
The urban economic primacy and contribution rate of the top 100 districts both exceed 50 percent. Each of the districts not only has a strong driving effect on the economic development of the city and region in which it is located, but has also become a core force leading the high-quality economic development of China.