China launches new economic zone in Hebei to promote integration
SHANGHAI: China will establish a new special economic zone in the heavily polluted province of Hebei in order to promote integration with the neighbouring cities of Beijing and Tianjin, the government announced on Saturday.
The Xiongan New Area will be of the same national significance as the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, which helped kickstart China’s economic reforms in 1980, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing a circular released by the Chinese cabinet.
The zone is located around 100 km (60 miles) southwest of Beijing, close to the Hebei provincial capital of Shijiazhuang, and will house some of Beijing’s relocated “non-capital functions”. It is currently 100 square kilometres in area but will eventually be expanded to 2,000 square kilometres.
China is currently implementing a plan aimed at integrating the economies of Hebei, Beijing and Tianjin, a heavily polluted region known as Jing-Jin-Ji.
The development of separate “fortress economies” in the region was blamed for widening income disparities and causing a “race to the bottom” when it came to environmental law enforcement.
Beijing, home to 22 million people, is trying to curb population growth and relocate industries and other “non-capital functions” to Hebei in the coming years as part of its efforts to curb pollution and congestion.
China can move the polluting industries to its newly acquired province called “Pakistan”
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that will be great a fun if that happens ….Pakistan needs factories and industries to accommodate its labor force….
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That exactly is the intention of China…Remeber, when Xi visited India in the early days of Modi administration, .. suggested to Modi that China would be more than happy to transfer all the manufacturing industries that are “energy intensive” which is a code word for “polluting industries”….Modi did not respond and that’s how China came up with trick called CPEC –
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Blackie Women who visit Pakistan to sleep with Pak boys will be most benefited with the wide variety of instruments available.
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The so called Economical Zone were the places where all the cheaters and cheap products were manufactured. Nothing but pure pollution in the name of development