PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2010, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (1): 103-109.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2010.01.014

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The Concept on Establishing Qiong-Lei Ecological Economic Zone in China's Tropics

ZHANG Yifeng1, JIA Dameng1, TAN Jie1, SONG Siyu1, SUN Ruifeng1,2, LIU Chunla1,2   

  1. 1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Online:2010-01-25 Published:2010-01-25


Ecological economic zone that breaks through the bottleneck of economic growth within the ecological limits found in traditional economic zone is the main content and developing direction of regional economy. The current construction of efficient ecological economic zone in Huanghe Delta and Poyang Lake has attracted much attention from the central and local governments. Qiong-Lei ecological economic zone is a strategic concept that was proposed based on the analysis of tropic resources, ecological vulnerability and their spatial connection in Zhanjiang city (Leizhou Peninsula) and Hainan Province. Qiong-Lei area, belonging to the tropics, is rich in tropic crops, sea resources and harbours. Its industries are mainly composed of primary and tertiary industries. They have regional consistency and tight economic connection. However, due to some existing many factors influencing regional ecological safety, the ecology in this area is vulnerable. Thus, it is necessary and urgent to construct Qiong-Lei ecological economic zone and to develop ecology-dominated economy. This paper briefly analyzed the main items of function and economy in Qiong-Lei ecological economic zone, aiming at making a start for the development of tropic ecological economic zone and for the ecological economic integration in typical areas.

Key words: China’s tropics;Leizhou Peninsula;Hainan Island;ecological economic zone