New Vitality in Shenyang

Deng Xiaoping’s “Southern Tour Speech” is well known to both domestic and foreign audiences. In fact, Deng Xiaoping also published views known as his “Northern Talks”. In September 1978, after listening to a report from the Party Committee of the Liaoning Provincial Party Committee in Shenyang, Deng delivered an important speech covering topics including emancipating the mind, seeking truth from facts and shifting the focus of work. Discussions as well as Deng’s speeches in Benxi, Daqing, Harbin, Anshan, Tianjin and other places together constituted a “Northern Talk” and laid the foundation for the Third Plenary Session of the 11th Party Central Committee. In 1978, the total industrial output value of Liaoning Province accounted for 9.7% of China’s total industrial output value in the same period, and accounted for 54% of total industrial output value in the three northeastern provinces. Liaoning’s total industrial output ranked second in all provinces and autonomous regions in China. In the following 40 years, Liaoning, Heilongjiang and Jilin experienced the decline, adjustment and recovery of the old industrial base. In the first half of 2018, Liaoning’s GDP ranked 14th out of China’s 31 provinces and autonomous regions. From September 25-28, General Secretary Xi Jinping made inspection visits to Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning provinces, and hosted a seminar on promoting Northeast Revitalization in Shenyang. Xi launched six […]

Tianjin: A Tale of One City

Tianjin is a city that encompasses modern China like no other. People say that if you want to understand the history of China, for 5,000 years of Chinese civilisation look at Xi’an, 1,000 years look at Beijing and for modern China look at Tianjin. Δ Tianjin Haihe Cultural Square. The municipality is located in the northern part of China, approximately 106km from Beijing. Whilst its big brother is a noisy, hustling, bustling city, Tianjin offers a slower but richer environment, with plenty of beautiful green parks cascaded around the Haihe river, which flows through the centre of the city to Bohai Bay. Ting Ting Gong is one of the 15.57 million people that calls Tianjin home. Born a few years after Tianjin’s promotion to a Coastal Development Area in 1984, she doesn’t feel like she lives in the 3rd biggest area in China. To her, Tianjin has a friendlier, more welcoming community feel than other big cities, such as Beijing. Δ Tianjin Binhai CBD Master Plan. On the outskirts of Tianjin is Binhai New Area (BNA). Created in 2009, it has helped improve Tianjin’s ability to manufacture, trade and gain investment from foreign companies through preferential policies on customs, taxation and foreign exchange. Similar to Shenzhen’s Special Economic Zone and Shanghai’s Pudong New District, BNA unique location, as the nearest […]