Cultural Cluster Development in the Yangtze River Delta: Realistic Bottlenecks, Driving Mechanisms, and Strategies

Regional economic integration in China; The Yangtze River Delta ;The entropy method.


  • Huiying Wu
    Department of Economic and Management, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, China
  • Sijie Lu Department of Foreign Languages, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
  • Yunzhi Lin Department of Economics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign 61801, China
May 25, 2023


Regional economic integration has emerged as a significant focus for China in the post-pandemic era, as the nation seeks to establish mutually beneficial relationships with external economies and promote national development. In this study, the entropy method is employed to construct an index system tailored specifically to the four provinces within the Yangtze River Delta region. This research aims to explore the advantages and challenges of regional economic integration in China by conducting a comparative analysis of the Yangtze River Delta. The study also evaluates the merits and drawbacks of different integration models, drawing on examples from developed countries. The ultimate goal of the research is to provide insights and recommendations for China's regional economic integration, thus contributing to the country's overall prosperity.