gion must focus on the key elements of greater integration and high-quality developmen
t to lead the growth of the whole Yangtze River Economic Belt and East China, the statement said.
The meeting called for better awareness of integrated development and putting the region’s growt
h into the perspective of a unified strategy, as well as the development of a modern economic system.
It also required adequate coordination and implementation to ensure the effective implementation of various tasks in the plan.
The delta region, including Shanghai and Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui provinces, is among the areas with the most robust econ
omic growth, the highest level of opening-up and the strongest capacities in innovation in China.
The total GDP of the delta region reached 21 trillion yuan ($3.06 trillion) in 2018, which