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The Xiongan New Area, China's new landmark economic zone, turns one year old

By Liu Ning (People's Daily Online)    11:30, April 03, 2018

The Xiongan New Area is one year old.

On April 1, 2017, China announced the establishment of the Xiongan New Area in North China's Hebei Province, which is about 100 kilometers southwest of Beijing.The Xiongan New Area is being built into a new landmark economic zone that will possess domestic and global influence, furthering similar efforts seen in recent years with the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone as well as the Shanghai Pudong New Area.

Let us count the “firsts” of the Xiongan New Area for the past year.

On April 1, the first newborn baby from the Xiongan New Area shared with us her smile.

She was born at 9:45 on April 1, weighing about 3.3 kilograms.

 

On June 21, 2017, the first administrative body was established.

 

On July 6, 2017, the first high-speed bullet train arrived in Xiongan.

It's the NO. D6655 train, from Beijing to Xiongan.

 On July 18, 2017, the first state-owned enterprise, the "Xiongan Corporation" was registered.

 

On September 4, 2017, the first media platform, the "Xiongan Media Center" started pilot operations.

 

On September 9, 2017, the first temporary land compensation agreement was signed.

 

On September 24, 2017, the first marathon kicked off.

 

The first batch of high-end enterprises started operating in Xiongan, including Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, JD.com and Qihoo 360.

 

On November 13, 2017, the first tree in the tree plantation project was placed into the ground.

 

On December 7, 2017, the first construction project, the Xiongan Public Services Center has its foundation laid.

 

On Dec. 20, 2017, the first batch of tech products were unveiled in Xiongan.

 

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(Web editor: Liu Ning, Bianji)

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