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The billion-year-old glacier looks down on the thousand-year-old Kashgar

From loneliness to excitement

From lively to calm again

– The author: King moonlight

On July 24, an academic discussion in the Proceedings of the Chinese Academy of Sciences sent four cities to hot searches.

“How to optimize my country’s administrative divisions during the “14th Five-Year Plan” period? “In the article, the author wrote in one part: “Support Shenzhen, Qingdao, Dalian, and Kashgar to be upgraded to municipalities.”

As soon as the news came out, there was an uproar everywhere.

Public opinion exaggerated and the media asked, forcing the author to respond: “It’s only a family statement, and other experts are welcome to express their opinions.”

Regular publication discussions, naturally, do not need to be argued as a strategic plan.

▴Screenshots of controversial articles

But only the four mentioned in the articleFrom a city perspective, Shenzhen is already a resident guest of the “upgraded municipality” scandal. Everyone is not surprised, Qingdao and Dalian are no strangers.

The most surprising thing is, how can Kashgar, a little-known western city, be compared with Shenzhen?

From the perspective of total area, Shenzhen covers an area of ​​about 2,000 square kilometers, and the Kashgar area is about 162,000 square kilometers. Kashgar is equivalent to 81 Shenzhen;

From the perspective of GDP in 2019, Shenzhen exceeds 2.6 trillion yuan, while Kashgar has just broken the level of 100 billion yuan. Shenzhen is equivalent to 24 Kashgar.

Comparing the two, it seems that they naturally belong to different dimensions of the world. Where and where?

▴Shenzhen on the top, Kashgar on the bottom

But fate is sometimes so magical.

In 2010, Kashgar, Xinjiang was approved to establish the first special economic zone in inland China.

Searching with “Kashgar” and “Shenzhen” as related words, you can find that these two unreachable places have been grouped as CPs for many years.