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Carrier to help Xiongan get wings

  China Southern Airlines, the nation's largest carrier by passenger traffic, plans to establish a wholly owned subsidiary in Xiongan New Area in Hebei province, to help the carrier to better operate it

School offers free ballet classes and new opportunities for rural girls

  The girls in Duancun village of Xiong’an New Area, in north China’s Hebei province, have a new focus thanks to Duancun School, a local public elementary school that offers free ballet classes. Guan Yu (front) and his students dance on a boat. The school started the free teaching five years ago when an art education center was established by a Beijing foundation.

Measures will be piloted in Xiongan

    State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (center) tours exhibitions promoting Xiongan New Area on Monday at the Foreign Ministry in Beijing with foreign diplomats based in the Chinese capital. Wang said Xiongan will be a role model of China's high-quality development. [Photo by Wang Zhuangfei/China Daily] A number of reformative and innovative measures looking toward the country's future will be rolled out first, or piloted, in Xiongan New Area, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday.

"MFA Presenting Xiongan New Area" event held at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing

The "MFA Presenting Xiongan New Area" event titled "China in the New Era: Xiongan - A Vision for the Future of Cities" is held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, capital of China, May 28, 2018. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)

  The "MFA Presenting Xiongan New Area" event titled "China in the New Era: Xiongan - A Vision for the Future of Cities" is held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, capital of China, May 28, 2018. (Xinhua/Shen Hong) Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi addresses the "MFA Presenting Xiongan New Area" event titled "China in the New Era: Xiongan - A Vision for the Future of Cities" at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, capital of China, May 28, 2018. (Xinhua/Shen Hong) Guests attend the "MFA Presenting Xiongan New Area" event titled "China in the New Era: Xiongan - A Vision for the Future of Cities" at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, capital of China, May 28, 2018.

Xiongan building complex sets example for infrastructure in China's future cities

    Aerial photo taken on March 29, 2018 shows the citizen service center of Xiong'an in North China's Hebei province, March 29, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua] SHIJIAZHUANG - A sprawling building complex, about the size of 14 soccer fields, in the Xiongan New Area, gives a glimpse of how future cities may look. In 112 days, the Xiongan Public Services Center, including eight separate buildings, were completed in Xiongan, an new economic zone about 100 kilometers southwest of Beijing.

Xiongan to greet the world next Monday

  An aerial photo taken on April 5, 2017 shows Dongtianzhuang village in Baiyangdian, North China's largest freshwater wetland, in Anxin county, North China's Hebei province. [Photo/VCG] China will present the Xiongan New Area in North China's Hebei province to the world in Beijing next week. International journalists will be invited to an event themed "China in the New Era: Xiongan-A Vision for the Future of Cities" in the south building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China on Monday afternoon, according to the ministry's international press center.

China Unicom sets up unit in Xiongan New Area

    A customer uses her mobile phone outside an outlet of China Unicom in Yuncheng, Shanxi province.[Photo/Xinhua] China United Network Communications Group Co, the country's second-largest mobile carrier by subscribers, has established a new unit in the Xiongan New Area, as part of its broader push to help build it into a high-tech, smart area. China Unicom Xiongan Industrial Internet Co Ltd, as the new company is called, is designed to co-ordinate innovative business teams and related resources such as cloud computing, big data, internet of things, and industrial internet for the Xiongan New Area.

China's ecology and environment ministry opens branch in Xiongan

  SHIJIAZHUANG - The Ministry of Ecology and Environment on Wednesday set up its first branch in Xiongan New Area, North China's Hebei province, since the establishment of the ministry in March. The Xiongan Ecology and Environment Bureau will mainly be responsible for environmental protection and pollution regulation, and improving water and air quality in Xiongan, another new area of "national significance" following the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone and Shanghai Pudong New Area. Strict law enforcement and technological innovation will be emphasized during the fight against pollution and eco-civilization construction, said the new bureau.

Chinese Vice Premier calls for high-quality development of Xiongan New Area

  Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng has called for high-standard and high-quality development of the Xiongan New Area, during his recent inspection tour to the region. Han, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, underlined the importance of drawing world-class advanced experience and putting people first in design and construction of the new area. "The layout of Xiongan should combine modern and traditional cultural elements with compatible architectural features and colors, as well as city skylines," Han said.

Xiongan to host next cashierless fresh food market

  China's second-largest e-commerce site JD plans to open its second unmanned supermarket in Xiongan New Area, after it opened a 246 square-meter cashierless store, the firm's first project in the area, during the past Labor Day holiday. The store updates the retail experience by adding digital price tags that can provide updated price discounts in real time, and allowing customers to check out without the need to reach for their wallets by adopting facial recognition technologies, JD said. So far, JD has opened more than 10 such supermarkets in cities including Beijing, Tianjin, Yantai, Dalian, Suqian, Xi'an and Changchun.


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