XIONG'AN NEW AREA
Xiong’an New Area is located in Baoding City, Hebei Province, China. As the hinterland of Beijing, Tianjin and Baoding, it is planned to cover and mandated to manage the three small counties of Xiongxian, Rongcheng and Anxin as well as some surrounding areas.
On April 1, 2017, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the State Council decided to set up a state-level new area here.
The establishment of Xiong’an New Area is a major historic strategic choice made by the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core, and also part of the millennium strategy and significant national events following the establishment of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone and Shanghai Pudong New District. This area is of great practical and far-reaching historical significance for focusing on the migration of Beijing’s non-capital functions, exploring new optimized development modes of densely populated and economically developed areas, adjusting and optimizing the urban layout and spatial structure of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, and fostering new engines for innovation-driven development.