Xiongan, China. A millennial plan of national significance. As China enters a new era, Xiongan has drawn the attention of the whole world.
We will relieve Beijing of functions nonessential to its role as the capital and use this effort to drive the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region; and we will develop forward-looking plans and adopt high standards for building the Xiongan New Area.
Each era has its own signature. In the march towards great national rejuvenation, China has never stopped to rest in pursuing reform and opening up.
In the 1980s, Shenzhen of Guangdong Province rose into a modern city.
In the 1990s, Pudong of Shanghai transformed into a shining “Pearl in the East”.
Entering the 21st century, Xiongan New Area of Hebei Province is thriving with strength and vigor never seen before.
China in the New Era: Xiongan – A Vision for the Future of Cities
Xiongan New Area sits at the heart of the triangular area formed by Beijing, Tianjin and Baoding, 105 kilometers away from both Beijing and Tianjin.
It is also part of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region that boasts enormous economic potential. The strategy of coordinated development in this region, introduced in 2014, has been pushed forward with full steam and across the board.
On February 23, 2017, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and President of China, visited Hebei for the planning of Xiongan, a city of the future for China and the world.
Xiongan New Area will be a legacy for our future generations. Following the principle of global vision, international standards, Chinese characteristics, and high goals, we should aim to build a demonstration area that practices the new concept for development.
This is a seamless combination of traditional Chinese culture and a modern vision for cities in the new era. Xiongan is designed to relieve Beijing of functions nonessential to its role as the capital and provide a Chinese solution to “urban problems”. Xiongan will be developed into a high-level modern socialist city and a front runner of high-quality development by 2035, and become an important pole in the world-class city cluster – the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region by the middle of this century, making it an exemplary city in human history.
The plan is to build Xiongan into a city never seen in history and a gateway to future cities.
This is China’s newest and most exquisite blueprint in the new era that presents the image of a confident, beautiful and innovative China.
Xiongan will follow a pattern of cluster development with no single city center. Its spatial layout will feature one city proper, five clusters and multiple attractions.
The starting area, composed of five clusters, will cover an area of 100 square kilometers, and serve as the city proper to bring in public institutions, corporate headquarters, financial institutions, etc. from Beijing. The focus is developing cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, information security, quantum technology, and super-computing.
In collaboration with the starting area, the five clusters in the periphery, Xiongxian County, Rongcheng County, Anxin County, Zhaili Town, and Zangang Town, will hold high-end and high-tech industries, including electronic information, life sciences and technologies, cultural and creative businesses, military-civilian integration, and scientific and technological R&D.
The attractions will be small towns and beautiful villages with distinctive features, where there will be a grouping of such industries as network intelligence, financial technology, and cultural and creative industries.
Xiongan, a smart city that leads the future.
In the digital version of Xiongan, even a steel girder in the real city has its reflection and even a control valve has an assigned IP address.
Top Internet companies of China have gathered here in Xiongan.
This is a city that creates the future. We consider it more important than anything to be part of this great era and part of the endeavor to build a great city.
Alibaba’s Digital Xiongan Program will connect the transportation, energy, water supply and other basic well-being facilities hereto Alibaba Cloud so that the city can make self-adjustments based on big data. Tencent has launched an innovation experiment platform to test-run its core technologies such as financial big data, blockchain and AI here in Xiongan. Baidu’s Apollo autonomous driving system will make Xiongana global leader in smart travelling.
Xiongan, an innovative city that pools wisdom of the times.
This is where the latest ideas of urban development take root, where the most creative reform model is put into practice, and where the new theories in the new era are transformed into the power of innovation driving development. Xiongan will offer a brand-new development model for new areas and cities. Reform and openness make the city a pioneer of innovation.
More reform measures can be piloted in Xiongan. Policies concerning land, housing, tax, financial services, and employment of foreigners can all be explored.
Xiongan, a green city that epitomizes eco-beauty and cosy environment.
The city will be built amidst a land of waters and trees that take up 70% of its total area.
The ecological restoration of the Baiyang Lake area is now in full swing. The diversion channels of the water diversion project from the Yellow River into Hebei Province and Baiyang Lake are up and running. In the future, Baiyang Lake will be more than twice larger. The “Millennium Forest Project” has been launched for large-scale afforestation. A Chinese landscape painting of lush forests and clear waters is going to unfold here.
Xiongan is a people-centered city with well-developed facilities and closeness to nature.
You will not find concrete jungle or glass walls here. People live a decent urban life with idyllic scenery, and access to quality education home and abroad, healthcare and other public services. With the city’s smart, multi-dimension and green transportation system, daily necessities can be reached within 15 minutes’ walk. It is also convenient to travel further, with 30 minutes’ travel to Beijing by high-speed rail and 20 minutes to the new airport of Beijing. From there, you can reach every corner of the world.
Xiongan will be more than just a Chinese new city. I think it can become an international city, to create towns which have high quality, where people can live and people can work at the same time, so people can feel at home at these new places, Xiongan or maybe other cities around.
A shared future for all mankind; all eyes on Xiongan. Today, Xiongan is joining hands with all countries to promote a better life forour people and share the fruits of high-quality development, injecting new hope and impetus to the future of mankind.
Xiongan, a living testimony to the new vision for development, will shine with splendor of true wisdom and write a glorious chapter of the new era.
This is Xiongan. This is the future