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 signing ceremony of cooperation between Zhongguancun Science Park and Xiongan New Area is held on Dec 29. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Zhongguancun will support its innovation-oriented incubators, industrial accelerators, higher education schools, and science research institutes as they set up offices and branches in Xiongan.
Both sides will work together on high-end academic forums, innovation and entrepreneurship competitions, and science and technology exhibitions to advance exchanges on innovation.
A batch of 12 Zhongguancun companies sign strategic cooperation agreements with Xiongan New Area for further development. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
A batch of 12 Zhongguancun companies specializing in energy saving and environmental protection and smart city service have signed strategic cooperation agreements with Xiongan New Area to enter the new industrial base.
The new area will operate as a growth pole for the country's economy, and is also expected to curb urban sprawl, bridge growth disparities and protect ecology.
Aerial photo taken on March 31, 2017 shows Baiyangdian, North China's largest freshwater wetland, in Anxin county, North China's Hebei province. [Photo/Xinhua]