On Dec. 9th, 2019, The Seminar on High-quality of Chengdu-Chongqing City Clusters was held in Suining, Sichuan Province. The conference was jointly hosted by International Cooperation Center of National Development and Reform Commission and Institute of Economics, Peking University, and organized by Suining Municipal Party Committee of the CPC and Suijing Municipal Government, with its theme was “Research on the Path of High-quality Development of Chengdu-Chongqing City Group and Plan New Positioning and New Action of Suining Development in the New Era”.
Centered on Chengdu and Chongqing City, the Chengdu-Chongqing City Clusters are an important platform for China Western Development, a strategic support for the Yangtze River Economic Belt, and an important demonstration area for promoting new urbanization as well; the main range include Chengdu, Mianyang, Deyang, Leshan, Meishan, Suining, Neijiang, Nanchong, Ziyang, Zigong, Guang’an, Dazhou, nine main urban districts of Chongqing, Wanzhou, and Hechuan, etc. The total population and economic aggregate of Chengdu-Chongqing City Clusters occupy 90% of Sichuan and Chongqing City, and the regional GDP of Chengdu-Chongqing City Clusters account for 6.6 percent of the national total in 2018, an important pole of growth for China’s economic development and an important support for leading high-quality development of the western region.
In June and July, 2018, Sichuan and Chongqing signed and implemented in depth Deepening Cooperation Between Sichuan and Chongqing to Further Promote the Development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt Plan(2018-2022) and Key Work Program for Deepening Cooperation Between Sichuan and Chongqing to Boost High-quality Integrated Development of Sichuan-Chongqing City Clusters, which laid the foundation and guided the high-quality development of Chengdu-Chongqing City Clusters. By 2020, the Chengdu-Chongqing City Cluster will be basically built into national-level city clusters; while the historic leap from state-level city clusters to world-class city clusters will be realized by 2030.