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Xinhua Insight: Procedures unveiled for birth of Xiongan New Area

2017/4/14 11:35:43         Author:ARIT Planning Center         Source:ARIT Planning Center

Chinese President Xi Jinping(C) inspects the Xiongan New Area scheme in Anxin County of Baoding City, north China's Hebei Province, Feb 23, 2017. Xiongan New Area, an economic zone about 100 kilometers south of Beijing, will span Xiongxian, Rongcheng and Anxin counties in Hebei Province, covering 2,000 square kilometers in the long term with a population of 2 to 2.5 million.

 

BEIJING, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Plans for Xiongan New Area, an economic zone about 100 kilometers south of Beijing, are becoming more clear.

 

The zone will span Xiongxian, Rongcheng and Anxin counties in Hebei Province, covering 2,000 square kilometers in the long term with a population of 2 to 2.5 million.

 

The surprise announcement to set up the new area on April 1 actually represented the results of years of research and rumination by the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, and is a major strategic decision which will open a new era of development in the region.