China to create Xiongan New Area in Hebei

Source: Xinhua| 2017-04-04 14:49:08|Editor: ZD
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China announced Saturday it would establish the Xiongan New Area in Hebei Province as part of measures to advance the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.

This is another new area of national significance after the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone and the Shanghai Pudong New Area, according to a circular issued by the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council.

The move is a "major historic and strategic choice made by the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core," said the circular, which described the decision as "a strategy crucial for a millennium to come." 

日前,中共中央、國務院印發通知,決定設立河北雄安新區。這是以習近平同志為核心的黨中央作出的一項重大的歷史性戰略選擇,是繼深圳經濟特區和上海浦東新區之後又一具有全國意義的新區,是千年大計、國家大事。

 The new area, about 100 km southwest of downtown Beijing, will span three counties that sit at the center of the triangular area formed by Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei's provincial capital Shijiazhuang. 

雄安新區規劃范圍涉及河北省雄縣、容城、安新3縣及周邊部分區域,地處北京、天津、保定腹地。 

The move will help phase out some non-capital functions from Beijing, explore a new model of optimized development in densely-populated areas, and restructure the urban layout in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, according to the circular. 

設立雄安新區,對于集中疏解北京非首都功能,探索人口經濟密集地區優化開發新模式,調整優化京津冀城市布局和空間結構,培育創新驅動發展新引擎,具有重大現實意義和深遠歷史意義。 

The new area will cover around 100 square km initially and will be expanded to 200 square km in the mid-term and about 2,000 square km in the long term. 

雄安新區規劃建設以特定區域為起步區先行開發,起步區面積約100平方公裏,中期發展區面積約200平方公裏,遠期控制區面積約2000平方公裏。

(Source: Xinhua)

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