Huairou Investing, Promoting for a New High-end District
Huairou seeks to transform into a new district with a prosperous economy, pleasant environment and improved livelihood for its residents.
Huairou boasts green mountains and water, ancient sections of the Great Wall, dense primitive secondary forests and scenic sections of the valley along the Baihe River. During the Spring and Autumn Period (770– 476 BC), the well-known Yuyang Prefecture was located in present-day Huairou, first named during the Sui and Tang dynasties (AD 581–907). Until 1368, Huairou County was officially established. With picturesque scenery and a pleasing climate, Huairou has been hailed as the “pearl of suburb Beijing” and the “capital's backyard garden.”
As the venue of the NGO Forum on Women of the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995, the 2014 APEC Economic Leaders' Week and the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, Huairou functioned as an international convention centre to serve the country's foreign communications, and has become a key window to showcase China to the rest of the world.
In recent years, Huairou has won more than 30 honourary titles such as “National Greening Model City,” “State-level Ecological Demonstration Zone,” “State-level Healthy Zone” and “Statelevel Sustained Development Comprehensive Experimental Zone.” During the “13th FiveYear Plan” period, Huairou actively serves the capital's “four centres” construction, insists on its development direction of internationalisation, high-end service and integration, emphasising the three driving forces of “sci-tech, culture and ecology,” comprehensively building the “1+3” development mode consisting of an ecological conservation centre and three fields including scitech R&D, film and television culture, as well as leisure, convention and exhibition. It also seeks to transform and upgrade its economy to be built into a new suburban city of the capital, boasting a prosperous economy, beautiful environment, harmonious society, well-being of the people and appropriate conditions for start-ups.
Ecological Natural Environment
In northeast Beijing, Huairou nestles between the Yanshan Mountains in the north and the North China Plain in the south. It adjoins the Miyun District to the east, Shunyi District to the south, Changping and Yanqing districts to the west, and Fengning, Luanping and Chicheng counties in Hebei Province to the north. Huairou has a total area of 21.226 million square kilometres, with 89 percent of its area in the mountains. Its green coverage rate reaches 78.9 percent, with the forest coverage rate 56.4 percent, the urban green coverage rate 55.61 percent, and the per capita area of parks and greenbelts 26.22 square metre/person. It is called a “city embraced by forests.” The largest Labagoumen primitive forest in North China sits on the northern end of Huairou, in an area of 18,000 hectares.
The air quality in Huairou always ranks high in Beijing with the ecological index first out of all the 16 districts. The average annual content values of atmospheric PM 2.5 (particulate matter that is 2.5 microns in diameter), PM 10, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide are on the lower side among Beijing's 16 districts. Nighty-eight percent of Huairou's district area is under protection as the capital's grade-1, 2 and 3 drinking water
preservation areas. There are 17 grade-4 and above rivers, 22 reservoirs, 774 mountain springs within Huairou, with a total annual water resource volume of 860 million cubic metres, accounting for 20 percent of the city's total, and the surface water quality compliant with the national grade-2 standards. In 2015, Huairou was acclaimed as the State-level ecological civilisation demonstration area and the State-level ecological preservation and construction demonstration area.
Convenience in Infrastructure
Urban Huairou is 50 kilometres from Central Beijing and 32 kilometres from the Beijing Capital International Airport, and is integrated into the “capital's half-hour economic circle.” Eleven trunk highways provide convenient transportation in the district; “three high-grade highways and three railway lines” pass through Huairou and make access to the Central Beijing, including China National Highways No. 101 and 111 and Beijing–chengde Expressway, as well as Beijing–chengde, Beijing–tongliao and Datong– Qinhuangdao railway lines. The “three light rails and three roads” are currently in development.
There are 19 transformer substations for public use in Huairou, with a power supply capacity of 1,143.8 MVA and the power supply reliability index being 99.969 percent and the voltage qualified rate being 99.998 percent. A comprehensive data communication network with superior performance is available in Huairou with 284 administrative villages having access to the broadband network at a low cost. Heating and gas supply is provided at a certain scale in industrial zones and urban residential areas, facilitating industrial development. A comprehensive garbage treatment centre has been established, realising harmless garbage treatment all over Huairou District, and raising the capabilities of urban operation and environmental protection.
Huairou also has advantageous education and medical resources. The enrolment rate and completion rate reached 100 percent. All public primary and middle schools have established cooperative relationships with quality schools in Central Beijing. The district also enjoys wellestablished medical facilities and a regional medical service network, with health service institutions available in all communities, subdistricts, towns and townships. In an area of 100,000 square metres, Beijing Huairou Hospital is among China's top hospitals and was put to use in June 2014. In May 2017, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital was entrusted to administer Beijing Huairou Hospital.
High-end Industrial Parks
Based on the construction of Huairou Science City, Huairou's sci-tech research and development will serve the construction of Beijing's “national technological innovation centre.” Focusing on cutting-edge technologies and innovative projects needed in the country, original and frontier innovative capabilities will be enhanced. Huairou Science City will be built into the science city with firstclass original innovative capability and a key carrier of Beijing's original innovation, a source of original innovation with global influence, a world-leading comprehensive national science centre, and a science city comparable to the Silicon Valley and Tsukuba Science City.
The film and television culture industry in Huairou originated from the Feiteng Moviemaking Base in Yangsong Town in 1995. In 2014, the Huairou Film & Television Industry Park, Beijing, China (HRFT) was set up. By the end of 2016, the HRFT has gathered leading film and television companies, and more than 400 other film and television companies and related companies. It has also received crews of 2,400 films and TV plays. Nearly half of domestic blockbusters with box office earnings hitting 100 million yuan and above have been shot in Huairou. Based on the HRFT, Huairou will construct the new town of film and television culture featuring complete industrial chain, cluster of associated companies, and complete comprehensive services, and build a world-leading State-level film and television demonstration zone with strong competitiveness.
Taking chances of holding international high-end conferences and based on the Beijing Yanqi Lake Ecological Development Demonstration Zone, the convention and exhibition industry in Huairou will serve the construction of Beijing's “international communications.” It will undertake international conferences and exhibitions to develop the integrated conference and exhibition industry and promote its high-end development. The convention and exhibition industry in Huairou has become a new urban business card of Beijing.
Huairou has abundant cultural and tourist resources. The tourism has formed a pattern of diversified tourist products based on natural landscape tour, featuring leisure and vocation tour, village and specialty tour and Manchu folklore tour, and supplemented by film and television cultural tours, fitness tours, and competition and sporting tours. Huairou has been listed as a “national districtwide tourism demonstration zone” and receives over 10 million tourists a year. Huairou aims to build a high-end leisure tourist destination, promote the construction of national district-wide tourism demonstration zone, and step up its efforts to shape leisure tourism with high-end quality products and special features as the core competitiveness to foster large-scale tourism.
A Home for Start-ups and Investors
Huairou is a vibrant and blessed place for investment and business promotion. Inclusive Huairou has always emphasised on optimising soft environment for investment development. Beijing Huairou Investment Promotion Bureau, Huairou Administrative Licensing Management and Coordination Office, Huairou Investment Attraction Joint Conference System and SME Public Service Platform have been set up to provide seamless services in a bid to offer investors a quality, efficient and harmonious investment and development environment.
Preferential policies have been issued to attract investment, such as the Supportive Policy on Special Finds to Promote Regional Economic Transformation and Development in Huairou District. A series of talent introduction, cultivation and stimulus policies has been introduced,such as the Methods on Selecting Outstanding Youths.