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Xiong'an

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Xiong'an New Area
Xiong'an Citizen Service Center in Rongcheng County
Xiong'an Citizen Service Center in Rongcheng County
Location of Xiong'an New Area in Hebei
Location of Xiong'an New Area in Hebei
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHebei
Prefecture-level cityBaoding
District Gov't Established1 April 2017
Government
 o Interim Party SecretaryChen Gang[1]
Area
 o Total100 km2 (40 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard Time)
Websiteenglish.xiongan.gov.cn

Xiong'an New Area (simplified Chinese: ?; traditional Chinese: ?; pinyin: Xióng'?n X?nq?) is a state-level new area in the Baoding area of Hebei, China.[2] Established in April 2017, the area is located about 100 km southwest of Beijing and 50 km east of downtown Baoding. Its main function is to serve as a development hub for the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (Jingjinji) economic triangle. Additionally, "non-core" functions of the Chinese capital are expected to migrate here, including offices of some state-owned enterprises, government agencies, and research and development facilities.

The area covers the counties of Xiong, Rongcheng and Anxin. Its name is a compound of the first elements of the names of two of them: Xiong and Anxin.[3] The construction of the area is described as part of the "millennium strategy" (?). Unlike other "new areas", Xiong'an's development is taking place under the direct oversight of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council.[4] The temporary government office of the New Area is located in Ao Wei International Hotel (Ao Wei Mansion) in Rongcheng.[5]

History

Alibaba Group's provisional office at Xiong'an

China's central government was considering to relocate a number of Beijing's administrative and back-office functions to Baoding, as Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, told US former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson personally in July 2014, and said this idea was his "own personal initiative", according to Paulson's memoir Dealing with China.[6]

The name and the location of the New Area was confirmed on a meeting of Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China on March 24, 2016.[7]

The announcement of the New Area. was released to public out of the blue on the afternoon of April 1, 2017. The information was so confidential that local government didn't know it in advance.[8] Xi Jinping's visiting accompanied by Xu Kuangdi, former leader of Pudong New District, to Anxin on February 23, 2017 was revealed for the first time by news program Xinwen Lianbo on that night.[9]

Geography

Baiyang Lake in the center of Xiong'an

It has an initial phase development area of 100 km2, composed of 60 villages in Rongcheng and Anxin.[10] The New Area would plan to be eventually expanded to 2000 km2 in the future.[11]

Baiyang Lake, northern China's largest freshwater wetland, is also included within the new area.

Administrative divisions

Xiong'an New Area consists of 3 counties:

Map
Division code[12] English name Simp. Chinese Pinyin Area in km2[13] Seat Postal code Divisions[14]
Towns Townships Residential communities Villages
  Xiong'an New Area ? Xióng'?n X?nq? 106.46 Rongcheng County 20(+2) 9(+2) 16 557(+110)
130629 Rongcheng County Róngchéng Xiàn 311 Rongcheng () 071700 5 3 4 127
130632 Anxin County ?nx?n Xiàn 728 Anxin () 071600 9 3(+1) 5 207(+16)
130638 Xiong County Xióng Xiàn 513 Xiongzhou () 071800 6(+2) 3(+1) 7 223(+94)
Note:
Longhua Township of Gaoyang County is under Anxin County's jurisdiction,
Maozhou town, Gougezhuang town, & Qijianfang Township of Renqiu city (Cangzhou city) is under Xiong County's jurisdiction.

Transportation

Railway

Baigou railway station and Baiyangdian railway station, on Tianjin-Baoding intercity railway, are within reach.

Xiong'an railway station, on the Beijing-Xiong'an intercity railway, will open in 2020.[15]

Airport

Beijing Daxing International Airport (opened in 2019) serves the area.

Expressway

It is currently served by two expressways, G45 and G18.

Real estate

A flood of footloose capital, much of it from Beijing, has been searching for properties in Xiong'an to invest, causing real estate price in this area to skyrocket rapidly since the announcement of the New Area. Local government has since imposed a temporary ban on new property sales.[16][17] The model of real estate development in the New Area may use public housing in Singapore for reference, according to a senior officer's interview on People's Daily in April 5, 2017.[18]

References

  1. ^ . caixin.com. 2017-06-03.
  2. ^ ?: (in Chinese). Xinhuanet. 1 April 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ :. Ifeng Finance. Southern Weekly. 2017-04-04.
  4. ^ China to create Xiongan New Area in Hebei, Xinhua, 2017-04-01
  5. ^ :?. thepaper.cn. 2017-04-03.
  6. ^ 2014?7?,,?!. xueqiu.com.
  7. ^ ?. caixin.com. Xinhua. 2017-04-13.
  8. ^ "". National Business Daily. 2017-04-03.
  9. ^ ?,. Beijing Youth Daily.
  10. ^ 60?,?. thepaper.cn. 2017-04-13. Retrieved .
  11. ^ China to build massive city southwest of Beijing, Nikkei Asian Review, 2017-04-03.
  12. ^ Archived 2012-04-07 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ 2011?
  14. ^ 2012?
  15. ^ "? ?2020?". Retrieved .
  16. ^ ?"":24, 2017-04-02,
  17. ^ China freezes property sales in new economic zone in Hebei, Reuters
  18. ^ . China Youth Daily. 2017-04-12.

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