A competitive index released on Thursday revealed unbalanced economic development across different regions and provinces in China.

The Blue Book of China's Provincial Competitiveness (2014-15), an annual report compiled by Chinese

Academy of Social Sciences, calculated a competitive score and found remarkable gaps in the eastern, central, western and northeast regions.

"High quality public resources are mainly concentrated in the economically developed regions," said Pan Jiahua, director of the Institute of Urban and Environmental Studies at the CASS. "The resources in the eastern region should be transferred to the central and western regions on a large scale."

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