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2020
Volume: 39 Issue 5
15 Article(s)

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Progress of relational economic geography: Whether theorizing China′s experiences
LIU Yi
Relational economic geography is one of the most influential schools of studies in economic geography. Many economic geographers of China have recognized and applied its key analytic framework, the alleged Global Production Network, whereas they have seldom tackled on the perspective of relational economic geography. B
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: May. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 5 1005 (2020)
Critical reflections on the geography of innovation: A prospect of theoretical progress from Chinese scenarios
FU Wenying, and YANG Jiarui
Through the critical engagement with current literature on the geography of innovation, this paper proposes that this sub-discipline of human geography has been developing within the context of post-Fordist and neoliberal transformation of western society since the 1990s whereby international and inter-regional competi
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: May. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 5 1018 (2020)
Beyond the “evolutionary approach”: A critical review and paradigmatic reflections on the restructuring of old industrial areas
HU Xiaohui, ZHU Shengjun, and Robert HASSINK
The restructuring of old industrial areas is one of the most important research topics in economic geography. In the macro context of the slowdown of globalization and the worldwide decrease of manufacturing production and demand, old industrial areas as typical problem regions have increasingly become a core target in
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: May. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 5 1028 (2020)
The regional industrial dynamics from the perspective of relatedness
ZHU Shengjun, JIN Wenwan, and HU Xiaohui
Chinese economic development has experienced a rapid transformation since 1978 due to the implementation of the reform and opening-up policy. Arguably the research of regional industry dynamics is at the core of economic geography. Traditional researches in economic geography tend to focus on individuals such as firms,
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: May. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 5 1045 (2020)
Review and prospect of the research on Chinese firms' R&D internationalization
SI Yuefang, YAN Liuxia, and ZHANG Yi
R&D internationalization refers to the behavior of multinational companies (MNCs) engaged in research and development abroad. R&D internationalization has become an increasingly important strategic choice for enterprises in emerging economies such as China to acquire advanced technological resources as well as
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: May. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 5 1056 (2020)
The multiple structure and formation mechanisms of the scientific collaboration network in the Belt and Road regions
GU Weinan, LIU Hui, and WANG Liang
Scientific collaboration has become an important part of the people-to-people exchanges in the Belt and Road Initiative, and remarkable progress has been made since 2013. Taking the 65 countries in the Belt and Road regions, hereafter called the BRI countries, as the research areas and using the collaborated WOS core c
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: May. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 5 1070 (2020)
Route network pattern and its influencing factors of container shipping enterprises
WANG Wei, and JIN Fengjun
Shipping enterprises are the organizers of container transportation. Their choice of routes and ports directly affects the construction of container network. In this paper, using the schedule data, 18 of the top 20 shipping enterprises are selected as the research objects to analyze the similarities and differences of
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: May. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 5 1088 (2020)
Spatial-temporal variation of chemical industry and its influencing factors in the Yangtze River Delta from the perspective of industrial park admission rate of chemical enterprises
JI Xuepeng, SONG Yaya, SUN Yanwei, WANG Danyang, MENG Hao, LI Shengfeng, and HUANG Xianjin
Chemical industry plays an important role in the development of national economy and society, and imposes direct impacts on all other social and economic sectors. Meanwhile, due to chemical industry characteristics of both severe environmental pollution and high accident frequency, it also threatens the regional ecolog
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: May. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 5 1116 (2020)
Achievements and influencing factors of help the poor in village in China's targeted poverty alleviation
TONG Chunyang, and ZHOU Yang
In response to the UN goal of sustainable development and poverty eradication in 2030, the Chinese government put forward and implemented the national strategy of targeted poverty alleviation in 2014. Scholars have carried out much research from the perspective of poverty factors, poverty types and spatial poverty trap
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: May. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 5 1128 (2020)
Effects of the targeted poverty alleviation policy on poverty reduction from the perspective of relative poverty in Loess Plateau
SHI Linna, and WEN Qi
The 13th Five-Year Plan Period (2016-2020) is the final rush time for China’s poverty relief. At the present stage, our main task in developing socialism is to realise our first centenary goal: building a moderately prosperous society in all respects by 2020. Targeted poverty alleviation is a pillar of China’s new and
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: May. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 5 1139 (2020)
The impact of multiple pressures on the availability of farmers' livelihood assets in key ecological functional areas: A case study of the Yellow River Water Supply Area of Gannan
GAO Zhiyu, ZHAO Xueyan, LAN Haixia, and SHI Yuzhong
The main function of the key ecological functional area is to provide stable and sustainable ecological services. Farmers, as the basic unit to maintain the function and the main economic activity subject in the area, face multiple pressures such as natural pressure, social pressure and political pressure. The interact
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: May. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 5 1152 (2020)
The pattern and influencing factors of daily population movement network in the Yangtze River Delta
TANG Jinyue, ZHANG Weiyang, and WANG Yifei
Population movement is the main carrier of inter-city factor flow and resource alloca-tion. It is also one of the main forms of regional network construction. As the Yangtze River Delta integration has become a national strategy, in order to promote inter-city population movement and regional integration, it is of grea
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: May. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 5 1166 (2020)
Spatial pattern and influencing factors of oasis rural settlements in Xinjiang, China
LIN Jinping, LEI Jun, WU Shixin, YANG Zhen, and LI Jiangang
The study of rural settlements is the core content of rural geography. It is of great theoretical and practical significance to explore the spatial characteristics and influencing factors of regional rural settlements. Based on the remote sensing interpretation data, the spatial pattern and influencing factors of rural
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  • Vol.39 Issue, 5 1182 (2020)
Spatiotemporal variation of NDVI in different ecotypes on the Loess Plateau and its response to climate change
SUN Rui, CHEN Shaohui, and SU Hongbo
Understanding the spatio-temporal changes of vegetation and its climatic control factors can provide important theoretical basis for the protection and restoration of ecological vegetation. Based on MOD13A1 and meteorological data, the spatial patterns and trends of Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) in the
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: May. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 5 1200 (2020)
Spatial division of climate change and its evolution characteristics in Southwest China based on REOF-EEMD
LIU Xiaoqiong, SUN Xiliang, LIU Yansui, ZHANG Jian, ZHAO Xinzheng, and RUI Yang
Southwest China is a special region in the context of global climate change. It is crucial to study the climate change in different parts of this region. In addition, it is important to explore the climate change characteristics of the counties in the study area which have benchmark meteorological stations. In this pap
Geographical Research
  • Publication Date: May. 20, 2020
  • Vol.39 Issue, 5 1215 (2020)