UK to gain foothold in Xiongan with a financial technology hub following May’s China visit

  Chinese scholar urges UK to bring superior tech, high value-added programs to Xiongan ○ Beijing's brainchild, Xiongan New Area, sees Sino-UK partnership ○ Sino-British projects are expected to thrive in post-Brexitera ○ As Trump's America first strategy pushes England away, China embraces British cooperation A sculpture in Xiongan, Hebei Province. Photo: VCG UK Prime Minister Theresa May recently completed her three-day visit to China with large business deals and mixed reactions from the East and West. She unexpectedly announced plans to co-fund a technology center in China, but shied away from officially endorsing the Belt and Roadinitiative.

Farmers pick lotus roots at planting base in Xiongan New Area

  A farmer picks lotus roots at a planting base in Dongxiangyang Village of Anxin County, in Xiongan New Area, north China's Hebei Province, Jan. 31, 2018. (Xinhua/Shen Bohan) Farmers wash the picked lotus roots at a planting base in Dongxiangyang Village of Anxin County, in Xiongan New Area, north China's Hebei Province, Jan.

All prefab buildings to ship for Xiongan's 1st construction project

  All modular buildings used for the construction of civic service center in Xiongan New Area will be shipped to the site by mid-February, manufacturers said Thursday, marking a milestone in the construction of the national-level new area. The civic service center is the first construction project since the establishment of the new area, which was announced by the central government in April. The project includes 89 serviced apartments covering 4,475 square meters and six office buildings.

Xiongan in winter: frozen Baiyangdian Lake turns into natural playground

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Xiongan invites international coaches to teach soccer

  One of the coaches from Football Club Internazionale Milano teaches soccer at Xiongxian No 1 Primary School in North China's Hebei province, Jan 29, 2018. (Photo provided to

China, UK plan to build a science and technology town in Xiongan New Area

  (File Photo) China and the UK will sign deals worth 9 billion pounds during UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit, covering multiple areas, including Belt and Road construction, finance, agriculture, and technology, according to Gao Feng, a spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Commerce. The two parties are also planning on building a science and technology town in China’s Xiongan New Area.

Beijing-Xiongan intercity railway planned

    Photo: VCG China Railway Design Corp has released an environmental impact report for the planned railway linking Beijing and Xiongan New Area in Hebei province, on which construction is due to start in March. According to the report, the overall length of the railway will be 92.783 kilometers, and there will be five stations along the line.

Hebei to push development of Xiongan New Area with rollout of key projects in 2018

  Wide-ranging efforts on areas including transportation and environmental protection will be pushed forward to build the Xiongan New Area, according to the Hebei Development and Reform Commission. Xiongan New Area is a new economic zone near Beijing designed to integrate the capital with surrounding areas. According to the Hebei provincial government, it plans to roll out a slew of key projects this year including high-speed railways, expressways, forestation work and environmental protection work at Baiyangdian Lake.

New railway plans revealed

  China Railway Design Corp has publicized an environmental impact report on the high-speed railway that links Beijing and the Xiongan New Area, a new development area southwest of the capital, news portal reported on Sunday. The report gave detailed coverage of the layout of stations and the direction of the railway, which will cover 92 kilometers and have five stations.

Archaeological findings show history of Xiongan

  BEIJING -- Archaeological findings have revealed Xiongan, a newly established economic zone, as an area with around 7,000 years of human history. Xiongan, about 100 km southwest of Beijing, is the third of its kind nationally after Shenzhen Special Economic Zone and Shanghai Pudong New Area. It is expected to relieve pressure on Beijing resulting from non-capital functions, to explore a new paradigm of development in densely-populated areas and to renovate the urban layout in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.