Executive Intelligence Review


Xiongan New Area Launched in China: ‘A Model City in Human Development’

April 21, 2018 (EIRNS)—China officially launched the plan for the Xiongan New Area, the new city that will form a triangle with Beijing and Tianjin, and become the center for non-governmental functions of the Chinese capital city.

Xinhua reports that the announcement marks “a strategic decision with profound historic significance made by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core.” The plan was approved by the Central Committee of the CPC and the State Council, according to a document released on April 20.

Xiongan will be a “new area of ‘national significance’ following the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone and Shanghai Pudong New Area,” according to the document, which calls it “a strategy that will have lasting importance for the millennium to come, and a significant national event.” The plan calls for Xiongan to become a modern city by 2035, and by 2050 a “significant part of the world-class Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei city cluster, effectively performing Beijing’s non-capital functions and providing the Chinese solution to ‘big city malaise.’ ”

The document concludes that Xiongan will become “a model city in the history of human development.”