By 2020, the urban population of big Xi'an will reach 8 million to 10 million. Up to the end of the planning, by 2030, the urban scale of big Xi'an will reach 1329 km2, with a total population of 12 million. Xi'an will then be listed as an international metropolis.
Speaking of the economic strength, the per capita GDP of Xi'an will have reached USD10,000 in 2020. There will be more than 200 international companies. Foreign financial institutions and foreign population will increase in number greatly. Xi'an will construct the "One-day Traffic Circle" with other cities in China. The radiation scope of the "One-day Traffic Circle" will expand to half of the China. Up to the mid-term of this century (2030 to 2050), the main development indexes of urban social economy in big Xi'an will reach the level of developed countries.
Future "big Xi'an" will play various urban roles and undertake multiple urban functions. Seen from a global perspective, big Xi'an will be the historic and civilized base presenting Chinese civilization, platform for cultural exchange between the East and the West, and world class tourist destination city; seen from a domestic perspective, big Xi'an will be the national innovative city, national co-ordination of scientific and technological resources reform demonstration base , high-tech industry and advanced manufacturing base, one of Air China's hub cities, and a traffic hub city in central China and West China; seen from the view of point of western China, big Xi'an will be the regional economic center as well as regional commerce and trade logistics convention center and financial center.
Big Xi'an will really become a core city that drives the central Shaanxi Plain, leads the Great Northwest China, and radiates inland in northern China.