THE SPATIAL DIVISION OF INDUSTRIES OF THE PEARL RIVER DELTA IN THE 1990s: CHARACTERISTICS AND TRENDSS
- Received Date: 1999-09-13
- Publish Date: 2001-03-20
Abstract: The article analyzed the spatial division of industries of the Pearl River Delta (PRD) in the 1990s, a period that witnessed the deepening of the reform and opening policies and continued rapid development of the region. By adopting the index of specialization, the extent of specialization, its change and its spatial distribution in the region are measured and demonstrated. The research revealed that, despite the trend of more balanced development of the secondary sector between the PRD and the rest of the province, in the PRD, it is the unbalanced development that dominated and the spatial division of the secondary sector has been shaped. The tertian industry has also been experiencing unbalance development and the spatial division of the tertim sect been emerging, its extent of concentration appearing even more evident than that of the secondary sector. The author also discussed the linkage between the spatial division of the two sectors. In the end of the paper, the trends of the spatial division of the industries in the PRD are forecasted.
|Citation:||XU Yong-jian, YAN Xiao-pei, XU Xue-qiang. THE SPATIAL DIVISION OF INDUSTRIES OF THE PEARL RIVER DELTA IN THE 1990s: CHARACTERISTICS AND TRENDSS[J]. Chinese Geographical Science, 2001, 11(1): 63-69.|