A comparative analysis of the upcoming Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region

Shaoqing Tang*, Pengfei Tang, Xiuli Guo

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The integrated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region has become one of the national economic development strategies in China. To understand this strategy, this paper studies the regional and industrial characteristics of the upcoming Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) region, compares the BTH region with its existing counterparts in the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) region and the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region in China, and also compares this upcoming economic circle with other five global metropolis circles. From the theoretical perspective of integrated development, this paper analyzes the possible sustainable development path for this new economic circle. 
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-17
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Asian Development
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2016


  • China
  • regional integration
  • urban economic circle
  • comparative study


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