Highlights of the overall plan for Xiongan New Area

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China's central authorities recently approved the overall plan (2018-2035) for Xiongan New Area, stressing that the region will be built to international standards with Chinese characteristics.

chinadaily.com.cnUpdated: January 11, 2019

Striking a balance between development and protection for national land space

Cormorants at Baiyangdian Lake in Xiongan New Area, North China's Hebei province, Dec 7, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

The plan calls for the protection of the ecological environment and permanent farmland. It further outlines the scale and boundaries of cities and counties. Green land and clean water will account for 70 percent of the area, and land use and development intensity will be capped at 30 percent.

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