Tianjin is one of four cities direct-controlled by the Central Government and the fourth largest in China (13 Mio. inhabitants). Tianjin City recorded 2013 China’s highest per-capita GDP and has become the pilot city with the most industrial investment funds in China. Its pillar industries are electronic information technology, automotive, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals industries. The new coastal area, consisting of Tianjin Port, Tianjin Economic & Technology Development Area (TEDA), has attracted world-famous businesses.
Heping District, located in the central area of Tianjin, is the centre of Tianjin for politics, commerce, business affairs, finance, education, and medical treatment. This District covers an area of 9.97 km2 and has a domicile population of 420.000 inhabitants.
Binhai New Area lies along the southeast coast of Tianjin. It covers three urban areas (Tanggu, Hangu and Dagang) and nine economic functional zones, such as development zones, free trade zone, high-tech zone, and Dongjiang Free Trade Port Zone of Tianjin port. Besides, it includes 27 towns. It is the intersection between the developed city chain in the eastern coast of China, that is, Beijing, Tianjin and those in Hebei province, and Bohai city band. The Binhai New Area is being developed into a gateway for northern China.
As one of the 18 districts and counties under Tianjin, Wuqing has a population of 830.000 inhabitants. Wuqing enjoys unique location advantage. It is located between Beijing and Tianjin, adjacent to Beijing at north and to Hebei Province at west and northeast. Located on East Development Belt of the Greater Beijing Development Strategy “Two Axis and Two Belts”, Wuqing has great potential for development.
Jixian lies in the centre part of the three regions Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and plays an important role in the implementation of this national strategy launched by Chinese President Xi Jinping. The county is located in the north of the municipality of Tianjin and has a spectacular natural scenery and numerous historical monuments, including a small section of the Great Wall known as Huangyaguan. It has an area of 1.590 square kilometres and a population of 800.000 inhabitants.
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