On April 28th, the press conference on 2016 Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Blue Book Collaborative Development Index of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei was held at CUEB Convention Center. The event was co-organized by CUEB and Social Science Academic Press. Leaders, experts and special guests from Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, as well as some CUEB teachers and students, were present at the conference.
CUEB President Wang Jiaqiong pointed out that the release of Outline on Collaborative Development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei indicates that the superstructure of collaborative development has been completed, and that focus of the government’s efforts will shift from planning to implementation with policy guidance. He also mentioned that Collaborative Development Index of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, initiated by CUEB and co-developed by experts from the three regions, is aimed to provide objective and statistical references so that authorities can keep track of development, implement effective regulatory policies, and guide the implementation of the outline.
Six authors reported based on their research results at the conference. Chief Editor Zhu Erjuan introduced the theme, framework and basic conclusions of the 2016 Blue Book. The Blue Book, with the theme on collaborative development index, focuses on development index, collaboration index, ecological advancement index, population development index and corporation development index. From the overall score and the score of each item, Beijing is still a stable core; development gaps among the three regions are narrowing; driving forces for the development are in a shifting phrase, from the old to the new; Shijiazhuang, Tangshan, Baoding, Langfang and Handan are expected to be regional central or nodal cities, etc.