Estimate the Rationality of Spatial Structure of Beibu Gulf (Guangxi) Economic Zone and Analyze the Agglomeration Trend

Jiangfei Song


On Aug. 10th, 2006, Beihai hosts the First City Cooperation Summit of Beibu Gulf(Guangxi) Economic Zone. It discusses and approves the “4+2” City Cooperation Framework Agreement of Beibu Gulf(Guangxi) Economic Zone. Along with the formation of Beibu Gulf(Guangxi) economic zone, its spatial structure will inevitably turn into an export-oriented spatial structure. The new characteristics of regional economic spatial structure rely in: forming a “pole-axis” spatial pattern showing initial city leveled system; the network system and the “pole-axis” system without perfect “driving axis”; with lots of spatial units. In future, the Beibu Gulf(Guangxi) economic zone will undoubtedly become a new important place of population and industrial spatial agglomeration.

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