Chongqing, one of the central cities of China's according to the national urban system planning, is located at the conjunction of the Yangtze River Pathway and the Baotou–Kunming Route in China's strategic layout of urbanization, known as the "Three Horizontal and Two Vertical Route Network". As for its important strategic location, Chongqing serves as a strategic pillar on the Yangtze River Economic Belt, the "Silk Road Economic Belt” and the "Maritime Silk Road of the 21st Century", which are developed based on the Yangtze River Golden Waterway and the Eurasia Land Bridge respectively. It is the support of the development and opening of the Western China, the west hub of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, the core of Chengdu–Chongqing City Cluster as well as the pilot zone for China's comprehensive reform of urban and rural areas.
Chongqing is a central city of China's nine major logistics areas, also one of the 21 national logistics node cities, and the economic center on the upper reaches of Yangtze River. It will embrace the strategic opportunities of "The Belt and Road" to open itself to a wider outside world and to build itself into a window of the inland.