Shunyi Dis­trict: Build­ing a Na­tional-level Demon­stra­tion Area

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Shunyi Dis­trict is ex­pe­dit­ing in­te­gra­tion of its air­port with nearby ar­eas and build­ing a live­able demon­stra­tion dis­trict.

In Beijing's ur­ban spa­tial lay­out, Shunyi Dis­trict is de­fined as a core zone of in­ter­na­tional avi­a­tion cen­tre with in­te­grated port and city func­tions, in­no­va­tion-led pi­lot area for pro­mot­ing the re­gional econ­omy and the cap­i­tal's har­mo­nious and live­able demon­stra­tion area for co­or­di­nated ur­ban-ru­ral de­vel­op­ment.

De­vel­op­ing the Core Area

The Beijing Cap­i­tal In­ter­na­tional Air­port (BCIA) is lo­cated in Shunyi Dis­trict. It is cur­rently the largest Chi­nese main­land air­port and plays an im­por­tant role in the cap­i­tal city's in­ter­na­tional com­mu­ni­ca­tion and the co­or­di­nated de­vel­op­ment of Beijing, Tian­jin and He­bei.

Shunyi Dis­trict has es­tab­lished the Beijing Air­port Eco­nomic Core Zone, which is one of six high-end func­tional zones and has a planned area of 178 square kilo­me­tres (sq.km). Phase one of the project in­cludes 56 sq.km. The core zone con­sists of three parts: the for­mer Beijing Tianzhu Air­port Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Zone, the for­mer Beijing Air­port Lo­gis­tics Base and the for­mer Beijing Na­tional Gate­way Busi­ness Area, with the BCIA in the cen­tre. The core zone is criss-crossed by six ex­press­ways, four high­ways and two light rail tran­sit lines and is 10 kilo­me­tres (km) from Beijing's ur­ban area and 150 km from Tian­jin Port. Over the course of the past two decades, the core zone has be­come one of China's most ma­ture air­port in­dus­trial parks. The area now con­trib­utes 70 per­cent of Shunyi's eco­nomic out­put and 85 per­cent of its fis­cal rev­enue.

Shunyi Dis­trict is cur­rently step­ping up the in­te­gra­tion of pref­er­en­tial poli­cies, im­prov­ing its core func­tions and build­ing up its core sec­tors. The core zone is able to utilise re­sources and favourable poli­cies of the BCIA, Beijing Tianzhu Free Trade Zone and Zhong­guan­cun Sci­ence Park and strives to de­velop air­port-cen­tred mod­ern ser­vices such as avi­a­tion trans­porta­tion, bonded lo­gis­tics, cor­po­rate head­quar­ter­sori­ented busi­ness, in­dus­trial fi­nance, cul­ture and cre­ativ­ity, and busi­ness

con­fer­ences and ex­hi­bi­tions.

Many avi­a­tion-re­lated and For­tune Global 500 com­pa­nies have a pres­ence in the dis­trict, shap­ing an air­port­cen­tred in­dus­trial sys­tem based on the avi­a­tion in­dus­try and re­lated cor­po­rate head­quar­ters and sup­ported by mod­ern man­u­fac­tur­ing and high-end ser­vices.

De­vel­op­ing Pi­lot Ar­eas

In Beijing's ur­ban mas­ter plan, Shunyi Dis­trict is de­fined as a lead­ing dis­trict in in­no­va­tion­driven lo­cal econ­omy, demon­stra­tion area for in­no­va­tion-driven in­dus­trial clus­ters and na­tional-level demon­stra­tion base for en­trepreneur­ship and in­no­va­tion. Cur­rently, the dis­trict fo­cuses on de­vel­op­ing in­tel­li­gent new-en­ergy ve­hi­cles, third-gen­er­a­tion semi­con­duc­tors and the avi­a­tion and aero­space in­dus­try, which have shaped three in­dus­trial clus­ters with eco­nomic value of 100 bil­lion yuan. The in­te­grated cir­cuit, bi­o­log­i­cal medicine, new-gen­er­a­tion in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy and high-end equip­ment man­u­fac­tur­ing sec­tors are also emerg­ing to ac­cel­er­ate the cre­ation of cut­ting-edge eco­nomic struc­ture and drive qual­ity eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment.

Shunyi Dis­trict is also cre­at­ing a com­plete in­tel­li­gent new en­ergy ve­hi­cle in­dus­trial chain. In 2018, the dis­trict helped launch im­por­tant projects such as those ini­ti­ated by the Sound Group and Tel­lus Power and cre­ated favourable con­di­tions and en­vi­ron­ment to wel­come the na­tional in­no­va­tion cen­tre for in­tel­li­gent con­nected ve­hi­cles.

The dis­trict has es­tab­lished an in­no­va­tion base, an in­dus­trial al­liance, an in­cu­ba­tor and an ap­pli­ca­tion re­search in­sti­tute to de­velop third­gen­er­a­tion semi­con­duc­tors.

Shunyi has ex­pe­dited con­struc­tion of a na­tional-level air­port- cen­tred eco­nomic demon­stra­tion zone, made ef­forts to bring in the Avi­a­tion In­dus­try Cor­po­ra­tion China, Ltd. (AVIC) in­dus­trial park project, sup­ported con­struc­tion of the Harbin In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy mil­i­tary- civil in­te­gra­tion and in­no­va­tion in­dus­trial park in Shunyi and pro­moted the in­tro­duc­tion and im­ple­men­ta­tion of Spain's Ari­tex and Bri­tain's AIM Al­ti­tude projects to pro­mote the avi­a­tion and aero­space in­dus­tries in the area.

Shunyi Dis­trict has made ef­forts to va­cate some spa­ces, has is­sued a se­ries of favourable poli­cies and al­lo­cated one bil­lion yuan an­nu­ally for in­dus­trial de­vel­op­ment to op­ti­mise its in­vest­ment en­vi­ron­ment. It pro­vides 50 mil­lion yuan to sup­port an in­no­va­tion cra­dle plan in a bid to pro­mote the de­vel­op­ment of start- ups, in­cu­ba­tors and pro­fes­sional ser­vice suppliers.

The dis­trict cur­rently fea­tures 495 high-tech com­pa­nies and 93 com­pa­nies in­volved in strate­gic emerg­ing in­dus­tries. It is home to Mercedes-benz's high-end new en­ergy ve­hi­cle pro­duc­tion base and Aero En­gine Cor­po­ra­tion of China's high­tem­per­a­ture al­loy tur­bine blade project. It is also pi­lot­ing the BAIC Group's 7 km self­driv­ing car test road in con­junc­tion with its New Tech­nol­ogy Re­search In­sti­tute.

Zhong­guan­cun Sci­ence Park's Shunyi Park fea­tures a vi­brant at­mos­phere for re­search and de­vel­op­ment (R&D) and in­no­va­tion. From Jan­uary to June of 2018, com­pa­nies within the park in­vested a to­tal of 2.62 bil­lion yuan into R&D, an in­crease of 1.4 per­cent year-on-year; and made 1,134 patent ap­pli­ca­tions and won 936 patent ap­provals, up 30.3 per­cent and 39.1 per­cent year-on-year, re­spec­tively.

2018 is the 40th an­niver­sary of China's re­form and open­ing-up and an im­por­tant year for im­prov­ing the busi­ness en­vi­ron­ment and start­ing a new round of re­form. Beijing has pro­mul­gated nine poli­cies and mul­ti­ple mea­sures to op­ti­mise its ad­min­is­tra­tive en­vi­ron­ment. Shunyi Dis­trict has also taken sev­eral in­no­va­tive mea­sures to fa­cil­i­tate the ini­ti­a­tion of projects, start-up regis­tra­tion and cross-bor­der trade and bet­ter serve lo­cal com­pa­nies.

Ur­ban and Ru­ral Co­or­di­na­tion

Shunyi Dis­trict also fo­cuses on the co­or­di­nated de­vel­op­ment of its ur­ban and ru­ral ar­eas, con­tin­ues to im­prove its live­able and busi­ness-friendly en­vi­ron­ment and de­vel­ops a har­mo­nious and live­able demon­stra­tion area based on its co­or­di­nated de­vel­op­ment. In re­cent years, the dis­trict has in­jected 1.8 bil­lion yuan into the com­pre­hen­sive treat­ment of the Chaobai River, con­struc­tion of river­side for­est parks and wa­ter di­ver­sion from the Wenyu River to Chaobai River with the aim of build­ing an eco­log­i­cally-friendly city. Th­ese moves re­flect Shunyi's ap­proaches to gov­ern­ing its moun­tains, wa­ter ar­eas and land and the value it places on forests and net­work­ing roads.

The dis­trict has es­tab­lished an en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion sys­tem based on ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy and man­age­ment to pro­tect its eco­log­i­cal en­vi­ron­ment. Over the past five years, Shunyi has planted 126 sq.km of for­est and built and opened sev­eral eco­log­i­cal parks in­clud­ing East Sub­urb Wet­land Park, River­side For­est Park and Beijing In­ter­na­tional Flower Port, lead­ing to an av­er­age green space per capita of 29.13 square me­tres and the es­tab­lish­ment of a green shield cov­er­ing its ur­ban and ru­ral ar­eas.

The dis­trict is ac­cel­er­at­ing ur­ban­i­sa­tion and strives to se­cure the ini­ti­a­tion of 100 key projects to com­plete plans for 150 vil­lages and con­struct about 120 beau­ti­ful vil­lages.

Shunyi has also launched a Wu­tong Project (2018–2020) to at­tract 61 aca­demi­cians and ex­perts cov­ered by the Thou­sand Tal­ents Plan, es­tab­lish 15 work sta­tions for aca­demi­cians and em­ploy 15,000 high-level pro­fes­sion­als by 2020. In the fu­ture, the dis­trict will gather more top tal­ents and in­cu­bate more start-ups by adopt­ing flex­i­ble poli­cies and cre­at­ing an op­ti­mal start-up en­vi­ron­ment.

The dis­trict will also cre­ate a com­pre­hen­sive ser­vice plat­form for high­level tal­ents and es­tab­lish an ef­fi­cient work­ing mech­a­nism to pro­vide tal­ent with con­sid­er­ate, high-ef­fi­ciency ser­vices. The pop­u­la­tion, struc­ture, qual­ity and con­tri­bu­tion of tal­ents will sig­nif­i­cantly in­crease in the area.

Shunyi has re­cruited some 334,000 tal­ents thus far, in­clud­ing aca­demi­cians of the Chi­nese Academy of Sci­ences and Chi­nese Academy of En­gi­neer­ing and tal­ents cov­ered by the Thou­sand Tal­ents Plan and 10,000 Tal­ents Plan. Shunyi's tal­ents con­trib­uted 440,000 yuan per capita to the re­gional gross do­mes­tic prod­uct (GDP) on av­er­age, which was the high­est of Beijing's dis­tricts.

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