The Torch High Technology Industry Development Center, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), in February 2021 announced the assessment results of 169 national high-Tech industrial development zones (HIDZ) on the basis of their performance in 2020.
The HIDZs were evaluated according to 40 indicators that included knowledge creation & technological innovation, industrial upgrading & structural optimization, internationalization & global competition participation, and sustainable development.
According to the results, the top 10 national HIDZs are as follows:
Zhongguancun Science Park (Beijing)
Zhangjiang High-Tech Park (Shanghai)
Shenzhen High-Tech Industrial Development Zone (Guangdong ptovince)
Suzhou Industrial Park (Jiangsu province)
Donghu High-Tech Industrial Development Zone (Hubei province)
Guangzhou High-Tech Industrial Development Zone (Guangdong province)
Chengdu High-Tech Industrial Development Zone (Sichuan province)
Xi'An High-Tech Industrial Development Zone (Shaanxi province)
Hangzhou High-Tech Industrial Development Zone (Zhejiang province)
Hefei High-Tech Industrial Development Zone (Anhui province)
In 2019, the combined GDP of all national HIDZs reached 12.2 trillion yuan ($1.91 trillion), accounting for 12.3 percent of the country's total GDP. As an important strategic support for the country's overall economy, they also contributed 11.8 percent of China's tax revenue.
By the end of 2019, HIDZs hosted 81,000 high-tech enterprises and 51,000 small and medium-sized high-tech companies, accounting for 35.9 percent and 33.6 percent of China's total respectively.
Sources: Torch High Technology Industry Development Center
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