PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2018, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (2): 224-228.doi: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2018.02.005

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Significance of building the capital high-end financial and business district in Beijing and lessons from developing the Seashore New Area in Tianjin: A speech at the 2017 Chinese City Hundred People Forum, 2017/06/06

Dadao LU()   

  1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2017-10-12 Revised:2018-01-24 Online:2018-02-28 Published:2018-02-28
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.41530634;Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences of Chinese Academy of Sciences, No.QYZDY-SSW-SYS002


this article explains the significance of the "Outline of Collaborative Development of Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei Province" for the positioning of the capital city—Beijing. In China, only the capital city Beijing can become one of the largest nodes of the global "flows" and one of the centers of global economic impact and dominance. Beijing as the capital city enjoys the highest status of financial and business center in China, which is an important pillar for the economy and security of the country. The positioning of the capital city and its realization is a fundamental task crucial for generations to come, which cannot be replaced by any other big cities. High-end financial and business district of the capital city needs scientific planning, and some suggestions are put forward in this article. Improper functional orientation and overdevelopment of the Seashore New Area of Tianjin has led to serious waste of resources, and the experience and lessons are worth learning.

Key words: Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei urban agglomeration, functional orientation of the capital city Beijing, high-end financial and business district, Seashore New Area in Tianjin