Four extremely important articles on the Heihe-Tengchong line

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Four extremely important articles on the Heihe-Tengchong line

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If histories make men wise, the scientific literatures make men wise, powerful and extraordinary! 
                                                                                                               ----Jianguo Gao

The scientific literatures. Photo credit: João Silas

NO. 1

Hu, H. (1935). The distribution of China’s population. Acta Geographica Sinica, 2, 33–73.

NO. 2

Wang, Z., Zhang, P., Liu, X., & Liu, Y. (1995). On the ecological sensitive zone in China. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 15, 185–194.

NO. 3

Wu, J., & Wang, Z. (2008). Agent-based simulation on the evolution of population geography of China during the past 2000 years. Acta Geographica Sinica, 63, 185–194.

NO. 4

Guo, H., Wang, X., Wu, B., & Li, X. (2016). Cognizing population density demarcative line (Hu Huanyong-Line) based on space technology. Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 31, 1385–1394.

Appendix is a summary of an article published in the journal Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences by Guo Huadong and coauthors. It is shown as below:

Abstract: The "Hu Huanyong-Line", dividing population density of China with the "Aihui-Tengchong" line, was proposed by the Chinese geographer Professor Hu Huanyong to mark the demarcation line. The formation and development of the Line is closely related to the natural condition such as the topography, geomorphology, climate, and water resources, as well as the social, economic, and human activities. Facing with the sustainable development of China's economy and society, Premier Li Keqiang put forward three questions about the "Hu Huanyong-Line". "Should we break the line?" "Can we do?" And "How to do?" Based on the comprehensive analysis of the spatial information and relevant spatio-temporal data, and the field survey on typical regions, this paper proposes three main points about the "Hu Huanyong-Line": the basis why the Line should be broken; the reasons why the Line can be broken; and the scientific approaches to breaking the Line. And, the paper further pointed out four suggestions to break the "Hu Huanyong-Line". They are respectively: improving the carrying capacity of water resources of the western China and developing new patterns of linkage to ecosystem industries; building up a green energy base in China and setting up the energy-intensive and water-saving high-tech industries; promoting the urbanization in the western China and ensuring a balanced development of the east and the west of China; and creating the people-oriented environment to attract experts in various fields, and constructing an equal benefit mechanism to guarantee the innovation supply.

Further reading:

Some thoughts about the ecological nature of Heihe-Tengchong line

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