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.
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.
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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 chinadaily.com.
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.
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.
Craftsman Li Zhiguo says he will not let wood carving die in his generation; instead, he will create more wood products and pass on the skill to later generations, the official WeChat account of the a
Hebei Province, which neighbors Beijing, obtained 250 billion yuan (38 billion US dollars) of funding in 2017 through the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei regional cooperation mechanism. Sources with the provincial development and reform work meeting held earlier this week said the province drew funding from Beijing and Tianjin through 3,000 projects for the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region in transportation, ecology and industry. The provincial development and reform commission said building transportation networks, including highways, high-speed railways and airport construction, is the basis of coordinated regional development.
Agreement for cooperation between Zhongguancun Science Park and Xiongan New Area, North China's Hebei province, to build a science park in the new area, was reached on Dec 29. In April, China announced plans to establish the Xiongan New Area as a new economic zone about 100 kilometers southwest of Beijing. It covers Hebei's Xiongxian, Rongcheng and Anxin counties.
The aerial photo taken on Jan. 1, 2018 shows a view of Baiyangdian, one of the largest freshwater wetlands in north China, in Anxin County, north China's Hebei Province. China announced the plan for Xiongan New Area officially on April 1, 2017.