The Daxing district, located South of Beijing, occupies an area of 1,052 square kilometres with a resident population of 1.761 million. The area governs 14 towns, eight sub-district offices, 527 villages and 186 neighbourhood committees. Under the Beijing City Master Plan, Daxing is designated as the Synergetic development demonstration area for Beijing, Tianjinand and Hebei. It will be the leading area of technological innovation with global influence - China's new gateway to international exchange in the south of Beijing. It will be a pilot area of reform, urban and rural development.
The foreign investment drawn into Daxing is over USD 100 million every year. Daxing enjoys advantages in electronic information, biomedical, high-end automobile and equipment manufacturing. It actively develops four emerging industries: producer services, cultural and creative industries, airport services and energy saving and environmental protection services.
Daxing owns two state–level industrial zones - Beijing Economic and Technological Development Zone and airport Economic Zone as well as five characteristic industrial parks - including biomedical and new media. With a good enterprise policy system and good respect for corporate culture, Daxing strives to provide all aspects of production, technology and services for enterprises.
Daxing enjoys great geographic advantages, serving as the forefront district for promoting the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area. It is only 13 kilometers to downtown area. Daxing lies in the alluvial plain of Yongding River which accounts for one-six of plains in Beijing. Its transportation is very convenient and the density of road network ranks top in Beijing. Being the national key construction project, Beijing Daxing International Airport will be built in 2019. The new airport will be an international integrated transport hub, and the airlines will cover domestic and international flights.
DaXing, known as the First County of China with 2400 years of history, was established during the Qing Dynasty (221-206 BC). The county received its name Daxing in the Jin Dynasty (1115-1234). In Daxing, there are dozens of cultural relics and sites, such as Tuanhe Palace and Nanhaizi Elk Park which functioned as the Royal Garden in Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. In addition, there are many intangible cultural heritages, such as the famous Wu Tai chi. More than 200 schools are located in Daxing, including Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, and the Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture.
In recent years, Daxing has been paying more attention to international communication. Every year, tens of thousands of friends from all over the world come to Daxing for tourism, business, cultural and educational exchanges.
So far, Daxing has established sister district relations with Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South-Korea; Sinan-gun, Jeollanam-do, South-Korea; Perama, Greece; Paris, France and Needham, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Daxing is actively seeking cooperation with other cities all over the world to promote common prosperity and development in accordance with the principles of equality and mutual benefit.
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