Beijing: China's new gateway

Updated: 2019-02-26

Daxing district is the south gate of Beijing with access to the Bohai Sea. Since ancient times, it has been the traffic hub of the two major cities of Beijing and Tianjin. It is known as “the first county in China.” Daxing has now become a modern cultural district with elegant and fashionable features. It is a livable area with a positive role in both tourism and industrial development.

As of the end of 2017, the resident population of Daxing reached 1.761 million, an increase of 67,000 compared with the end of the previous year. The resident population of Daxing district was 1.60 million, and the population of the Daxing Economic Development Zone was 164,000. The urban population was 1.28 million, accounting for 72.7 percent of the total resident population.

The "Beijing Urban Master Plan (2016-2035)" has positioned Daxing as the collaborative development demonstration zone for Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, and a scientific and technological innovation zone with global influence, the new gateway for international exchanges in the southern part of Beijing, and the pioneering pilot district for deepening reform in urban and rural areas. Daxing will focus on that position and demonstrate integration of production and urban living, integration of city and rural areas, and construction of ecological civilization, and strive to build a new highland for the development of the southern part of the capital.

Support the new airport and build a new portal for international exchanges

The construction of Beijing Daxing International Airport is in full swing. The airport will be launched in 2019.

With the introduction of China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China National Aviation Fuel Group Limited and Joy Air, Daxing district will be empowered to build a high-standard airport economic zone to create a new gateway for international exchanges.

According to the planning issued by the National Development and Reform Commission, Beijing and Hebei will work together to build an airport economic demonstration zone. In the future, Daxing district will strive to create a new gateway with advanced service level, cultural charm and a beautiful ecological environment.

Build three major parks together to create a collaborative development demonstration zone

Daxing district is located in the core of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei coordinated development area. It is located at the new airport and adjacent to the sub-center, connecting the Xiong'an New District. An integrated traffic network featuring highways and railway will be built in parallel with the new airport. The convenient transportation network will greatly facilitate the development of Daxing district.

At present, Daxing district and Hebei are jointly promoting the construction of the three parks of “Yizhuang·Yongqing Park”, “Beijing CED Gu'an Park” and “Gu'an Park of Zhongguancun Daxing Biomedical Base.”

With the deepening of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei coordinated development, Daxing district will play the role of a good bridgehead, further strengthen exchanges and cooperation with Langfang and other regions in Hebei, deepen the joint prevention and control of air pollution, and the joint construction of an ecological environment, and strive to create a strategic developmental fulcrum.

Focus on high-tech and build leading area of technological innovation

From the first transparent LCD screen in China to the 28-nanometer process chip, from BOE's investment of 2.8 billion yuan in the 8.5-generation line to Benz's first overseas engine factory, the Beijing Economic and Technological Development Zone has formed an innovative enterprise chain with tens of thousands of technology-based enterprises, hundreds of state-level high-tech enterprises, and a group of innovative leading enterprises in various industries.

At the same time, Daxing Bio-Pharmaceutical is actively accelerating the gathering of high-end, high-efficiency and high-radiation industries. The base has a number of domestic and foreign leading pharmaceutical enterprises including Fresenius Kabi and Tongrentang Group. The number of enterprises in the base exceeds 500.

The Beijing E-Commerce Center was officially established in Daxing district in 2014. The city's first professional foreign trade big data analysis platform and cross-border e-commerce platform have been put into operation. With a large number of e-commerce companies represented by JD Headquarters, the retail sales of e-commerce in Daxing district ranked the top among all districts of Beijing for three consecutive years.

Protect and improve the environment

Daxing district implemented “coal-to-clean energy” transformation in 151 villages, converting coal-fired boilers to clean energy and promoted low-nitrogen gas boilers. Daxing has basically achieved “no coalification.”

Daxing inspected 2.07 million vehicles and eliminated 35,000 old vehicles in 2018. Daxing also strictly investigates and punishes illegal activities by muck transport vehicles and construction sites. The district now has normalized environmental protection law enforcement.

According to statistics, the annual average concentration of PM2.5 in Daxing district is 61 μg/m3, a year-on-year decrease of 31.5 percent, the best among all districts of Beijing. Daxing has achieved remarkable results in air pollution control.

Daxing has implemented a four-level river management system, regulated 703 sewage outlets and cleaned up 122 kilometers of rivers. Daxing has basically eliminated black and odorous waters.

At the same time, Daxing district has also expanded green space in a variety of ways. Daxing completed 23,000 mu of green area, planted more than 970,000 trees, and built 37.5 hectares of green land. The Ecological Civilization Education Park and Longhe Road Park have been built, and the construction of Changziying Wetland Park and Shangze Park will be promoted. Daxing has increased its green space coverage.

Improve the fine management of the city to better serve the people

Since 2015, Daxing district has carried out transformation of large and medium-sized intersections through setting diversion safety islands, color paving, and isolation piles. It is estimated that traffic efficiency at such intersections will increase by more than 20 percent. Up to now, Daxing has completed the transformation work at 93 intersections.

In order to speed up the construction of the convenience service system, Daxing district actively promoted the construction of 13 “Fast Community Service Circle” demonstration sites. At the same time, the construction of street care centers and community care services stations will help better serve the people of Daxing.

Today, Daxing district is carrying forward the spirit of “dare to take responsibility, dare to innovate, dare to tackle problems and dare to contribute” and has formed a favorable environment for development. In the future, Daxing district will give full play to its advantages and strive to achieve more results in the integration of production and daily life, urban and rural integration, and the development of ecological civilization. It will continue to make new and greater contributions to the construction of a world-class harmonious and livable city.