Construction cranes engulf the landscape of the Xiongan New Area’s Rongdong residential zone, which could eventually be home to about 170,000 people. Photo: Simon SongConstruction cranes engulf the landscape of the Xiongan New Area’s Rongdong residential zone, which could eventually be home to about 170,000 people. Photo: Simon Song
Construction cranes engulf the landscape of the Xiongan New Area’s Rongdong residential zone, which could eventually be home to about 170,000 people. Photo: Simon Song

Construction on China’s ‘city of the future’ highlights Beijing’s renewed zeal for ambitious state planning

  • The Xiongan New Area, blessed by Beijing’s top brass and showered with resources, has become the new zenith of China’s building spree
  • Almost half of the local population worked in the textile industry in 2016, but many factories have had to shut down because they did not meet new environmental standards for the area

Topic |   China economy
Construction cranes engulf the landscape of the Xiongan New Area’s Rongdong residential zone, which could eventually be home to about 170,000 people. Photo: Simon SongConstruction cranes engulf the landscape of the Xiongan New Area’s Rongdong residential zone, which could eventually be home to about 170,000 people. Photo: Simon Song
Construction cranes engulf the landscape of the Xiongan New Area’s Rongdong residential zone, which could eventually be home to about 170,000 people. Photo: Simon Song
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