"Let's go to Xiongan!" Wang Chunlei, general manager of China Railway Construction Hebei Xiongan Urban Construction Co., Ltd., told Shell Finance reporters that when the spring breeze of Xiongan New Area policy came in 2017, its parent unit China Railway Construction Real Estate Group established Xiong'an An preparation team to prepare for the future advance to Xiongan.

  Wang Chunlei said that his first impression of Xiongan was a “big construction site”.

When he went to Xiongan for the first time in 2020, there were many tower cranes in key areas and backbone road networks, and the bustling construction scene was very shocking.

  On April 1, 2017, the news of the establishment of Xiongan New Area was officially released.

Xiongan New Area shoulders the important task of deconcentrating Beijing’s non-capital functions and promoting the coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei.

  In the past seven years, Xiongan New Area has grown from scratch and is "growing" almost every day: amidst the roar of various machines, more than 4,000 buildings have risen from the ground, laying the foundation for the agglomeration of industries with non-capital functions; rail transit The embryonic form of integration has emerged. As the Xiongan New Area is located in the center of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, it also connects the coordinated development of Xiongan and other Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei regions.

  Last year, the four first batch of state-owned enterprise headquarters projects, including China Star Network, China Sinochem, and China Huaneng, were all successfully settled in Xiongan New Area.

  Central enterprises have established more than 200 branches of various types in Xiongan

  As a centralized location for the decentralization of non-capital functions in Beijing, the first task of Xiongan New Area is to accept various central enterprises from Beijing.

  According to data released by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Statistics on February 18, central enterprises have currently established more than 200 branches of various types in Xiongan New Area. The first batch of 4 central enterprise headquarters and 4 universities have accelerated their construction. China Mobile and China Unicom , China Telecom Internet Industrial Park and other market-oriented projects are accelerated.

  Li Zhiqi, vice chairman of the Beijing Federation of Industry and Commerce and chairman of the Zhenxing International Think Tank, said in an interview with a reporter from Shell Finance that the construction of Xiongan New Area can orderly relieve Beijing’s non-capital functions, including some administrative institutions, headquarters enterprises, financial institutions, universities, etc. Universities, scientific research institutes, etc. will effectively alleviate Beijing’s urban pressure.

  The arrival of these leading enterprises has also stimulated the development of new industries in Xiongan New Area.

  Take Xiongan Power Construction Smart City, which opened for operation on January 1, 2023, as an example. The park anchors industries such as "new generation information technology, new materials, high-end modern service industry, modern finance, smart manufacturing, and innovation incubation" direction.

At the initial stage, more than 40 companies have settled in the park.

  In the supporting policies for relocation issued by Xiongan New Area, "real money" support is provided, including start-up subsidies, office housing subsidies, business incentives, scientific research support for relocation companies, as well as talent rewards, housing subsidies, Living allowance, etc.

  In addition, the new district has also innovatively established a central-owned enterprise decentralization investment fund and a special fund to support the decentralization and collaborative innovation development to inject "living water" of capital into enterprises.

  Wang Yanwei, director of the Reform and Development Bureau of Xiongan New Area, said at a press conference last year that Xiongan New Area provides special financial support to decentralized public institutions, scientific research institutes, new R&D institutions, social organizations and other units with scientific research and development and scientific and technological service capabilities.

At present, Xiongan New Area has established support plans such as national laboratories, national key laboratories, technological innovation centers, major project industrialization, and university collaborative innovation systems and mechanisms, with the maximum support amount reaching 300 million yuan.

  In Li Zhiqi’s view, the construction of Xiongan New Area will promote the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and narrow the development gap with Beijing and Tianjin.

  Xiongan’s innovation drive enhances Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei’s scientific and technological strength

  In the past seven years, the changes in Xiongan New Area also lie in the opening of the road to technological innovation in smart cities.

With pipe corridors entering the ground and cities built on the "cloud", Xiongan New Area is exploring a path for future urban development while relieving non-capital functions, and "new industries" are also being formed.

  As the deputy general manager of the North China Branch of the Civil Engineering Company of China Construction Eighth Engineering Group Co., Ltd., Zhang Le has participated in the construction of multiple projects in Xiongan New Area since 2019, including municipal roads and comprehensive pipe corridors, and is still busy in Xiongan New Area to this day. .

It was this experience that allowed him to witness the "butterfly transformation" of Xiongan New Area in recent years.

  Zhang Le told the Shell Finance reporter that the pipe gallery is a corridor of pipes. It is a building structure used to centrally lay large-scale installation pipes. The comprehensive pipe gallery not only helps to classify and manage pipes and facilitate repair and maintenance, but also improves the urban environment. , Reduce the cost of multiple road renovations and engineering pipeline maintenance.

  The construction of pipe corridors plays an important role in innovating urban infrastructure and enhancing the resilience of urban development. It also provides an important guarantee for the development of smart cities.

  Data shows that as of the end of 2023, 141 kilometers of new underground pipe corridors have been built in Xiongan New Area.

  Xiongan New Area also built the Xiongan Urban Computing Center.

As an important carrier of the new district's digital twin city operation service system, the center has been completed and put into trial operation at the end of 2022.

Xiongan has become the first city in China to realize the construction of real and digital twins across the entire territory.

According to the relevant plans of Xiongan New Area, by 2035, the contribution rate of big data in urban governance will reach at least 90%, and the level of smart infrastructure will reach at least 90%.

  In fact, the construction of smart cities in Xiongan New Area has also become a showcase for the development of smart industries in the jurisdiction.

  As the first artificial intelligence company with its headquarter in Xiongan New Area, Wang Shuqi, Chief Strategy Officer of Yanyan Technology, told Shell Finance reporters that Xiongan New Area was built from scratch, and Yanyan Technology participated in the urban planning and construction of Xiongan New Area.

  “It’s a rare opportunity to closely bundle the company’s underlying technology with the new city.” Wang Shuqi said that Yanyan Technology actively participates in the construction of Xiongan’s integrated smart brain AI computing platform, artificial intelligence algorithm open platform, digital identity platform and other underlying platforms.

  Li Zhiqi believes that Xiongan New Area is positioned as a leading area for innovation-driven development. Here, it will focus on developing high-end high-tech industries, actively absorb and gather innovative factor resources, cultivate new momentum, and create an innovation-driven development pilot area that plays a leading role in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. .

This will help enhance the overall innovation capabilities and competitiveness of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.

  Xiongan New Area becomes a key transportation hub for Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei collaboration

  At 10:18 am on December 27, 2020, train C2702 Fuxing departed from Xiongan Station for Beijing, marking the official opening of Xiongan Station of the Beijing-Xiongan Intercity Railway.

  Even though more than three years have passed since this moment, Wang Shunhu, a project participant, is still excited when he recalls it.

  It is understood that China Construction Third Engineering Bureau is one of the companies undertaking the Xiongan High-speed Railway Station construction project. It is mainly responsible for the steel structure construction work, which lasted two years.

  If you want to be rich, build roads first.

Xiongan New Area is located in the core area of ​​Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei. From high-speed rail to expressway, now, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei's multi-node, networked, full-coverage comprehensive transportation network has been basically completed. A traffic circle is basically formed in 1 hour to 1.5 hours.

  Shell Finance reporters saw from the "Railway 12306" App that the high-speed train from Beijing West Railway Station to and from Xiongan New Area now runs about half an hour, departing from about 6:50 in the morning to about 8:30 in the evening, and the one-way trip only takes About 1 hour.

After the Beijing-Xiong Expressway is fully opened to traffic, it will take one hour to travel from the Southwest Fifth Ring Road in Beijing to Xiongan New Area.

  Li Zhiqi believes that the improvement of transportation infrastructure provides a strong guarantee for the rapid transportation connection between Xiongan New Area and Beijing.

The construction of the new area will promote the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and form a more complete regional economic layout.

Xiongan New Area will attract a large number of industries and talents to promote industrial upgrading and economic transformation in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and achieve balanced regional development.

This will help enhance the overall innovation capabilities and competitiveness of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.

  Looking to the future, the construction of Xiongan New Area will be further improved.

On February 24, the "Party Working Committee Members (Enlarged) Meeting Held in Xiongan New Area" pointed out that this year is an important year for the new area to "gather elements" and promote "stepping up."

It is necessary to promote the deep integration and efficient linkage of reform and development, and accelerate the construction of Xiongan New Area into an innovation highland and entrepreneurial hot spot in the new era.

  Beijing News Shell Finance reporter Yan Xia