"Chongqing’s economic transformation goes hand in hand with improvements to social inclusiveness."
Geographically, Chongqing is strategically positioned as a gateway to China’s west, a key connection in the Yangtze river economic belt, and a strategic base for China’s belt and road initiative. Over the past two decades, Chongqing has faced significant challenges, includi... view more
Introduction: China’s megacities, including Chongqing, are a critical part of this new model of urban growth, offering an opportunity to achieve a new typology of urbanization that is driven by efficiency, sustainability, and inclusiveness.
Key Findings and Risks: Chongqing Municipality’s economy has recently been the fastest growing in China, expanding 9.3 percent year-on-year in 2017. This rate of growth is about three times higher than that of Singapore or Hong Kong SAR.
Vision and Strategy: As Chongqing strives to become a logistics hub for western China, a coordinated development strategy that creates win-win opportunities for development of the Chongqing-Chengdu corridor is becoming ever more important.