CHINA China aims to build world-class metropolitan areas by 2035

CHINA

China aims to build world-class metropolitan areas by 2035

Xinhua

19:11, February 21, 2019

BEIJING, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- China aims to build several metropolitan areas with global influence by 2035, according to the country's top economic planner.

VCG111183208310.jpg

Shanghai Nanpu Suspension Bridge (File photos: VCG)

Notable progress should be made by 2022 with improvement in infrastructure integration, freer markets, more coordinated industries and more livable environments, according to the guidelines released by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).

Metropolitan areas are regions in city clusters which circle around a big city and are within an hour commute. China plans to build 19 city clusters by 2020.

Support will be given to develop sectors like industrial design, cultural and creative products, and financial services to establish an industrial mix with modern services as the main pillar.

Developing metropolitan areas will help optimize demographics and economic structures and stimulate effective investment and potential consumption demands, lending steam to economic expansion, the NDRC said.

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue