Xiongan New Area: a city of Chinese dreams
By Yang Jing

2017-05-03 21:47 GMT+8

Xiongan New Area is a planned metropolis 100 kilometers southwest of downtown Beijing, covering the three counties of Xiongxian, Rongcheng and Anxin. 
A special economic zone and overspill town aimed at easing pressure on Beijing, Xiongan has the national significance of furthering similar efforts in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone and Shanghai Pudong New Area. 
The two successful test beds for reform and opening up took nearly 4.3 percent of China’s total GDP in 2016. 
Xiongan is intended to operate as a new growth pole for the country's economy, bridge urban-suburban disparities in growth and help protect the environment. Residents of Xiongxian, Rongcheng and Anxin are excited about their future.
In 2012, the Chinese government announced plans to move some government departments out of Beijing in order to optimize urban development in the densely-populated Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. 
Chinese President Xi Jinping has personally conducted several on-the-spot investigations.
Chinese officials hope Xiongan New Area can usher in a new chapter in the country’s transition to coordinated, inclusive and sustainable growth.