The Potentials
·An emerging regional center
·Directly governed by Hebei Provincial Government
·A featured functional nod in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Cluster
·Top 100 cities in China with greatest investment potentials
The Vibrance
·Pilot area for the National New-type Urbanization Plan
·Pilot area for the National Rural Land Requisition Reform
·Pioneer area for Hebei's Reform and Opening-up Initiative
·Pilot area for National Urban Construction Investment and Financing Reform
The Charisma
·A transport hub of northern China
·A garden city and liveable city of Hebei province
·Proud history of a millennium recognized by the United Nations
·A demonstration area National Modern Agriculture Initiative

The city of Dingzhou is situated in central Hebei Province, between Beijing and Shijiazhuang. It has a total area of 1,283 square kilometers and a population of 1.3 million.

The city is planned to cover 100 square kilometers, with 40 sq. km. already completed and housing a resident population of 450,000.

The city has a warm temperate continental monsoon climate. The terrain features open plains and an average altitude of 43.6 meters. Sub-surface water available for use amounts to 300 million cubic meters. And the average temperature throughout the year stands at 12.4℃.

Great location and transport links

The city sits in the heartland of the Beijing-Tianjin-Shijiazhuang triangle. One high-speed railway, two regular railways and three expressways runs through the city, making Dingzhou just one hour away from Beijing and Tianjin, 30 minutes from the airport and two hours from sea ports. The city is an important transport hub connecting Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and Shanxi.

Rail, air, port and expressway links.

Dingzhou Rail Station has a passenger capacity of 1.8 million per year and freight capacity over one million tons.

The city has teamed up with Beijing Rail Corporation to build a modern logistics base with an annual throughput in excess of 100 million tons.

Long history and rich cultural heritage

The city was built over 2,600 years ago and was named the capital of the Zhongshan kingdom for three times during the Warring States period and the Han Dynasty, and had been the capital of the region throughout history. After the establishment of the People's Republic, a prefectural office was set up. The city has been a regional economic, political, cultural and military center since its history began.

The city is home to generations of dignitaries.

(Illustration showing Liu Yuxi, Han Qi, Su Shi, Yan Yangchu, Wang Senran, Zhang Hanhui et al.).

Long history and rich cultural heritage

One of the Five Kilns of China and the birthplace of Ding porcelain, Dingzhou Kesi (silk tapestry weaving), Gold-threaded Jade Suit, and Zhongshan Song Lao wine. Dingzhou Yanko dance and Dingzhou Chui (blowing) song have been included in the National Intangible Cultural Heritage List. The city is the chief site of origin and inheritance of the "Zhongshan Culture"—one of the three main historic cultures of Hebei.

Solid industrial foundations

Key green thermal power, equipment manufacturing and high-tech industrial bases of the province have been established in Dingzhou. The city also houses the largest dairy and animal farming equipment production base in Asia and is a key production area of China's grain, edible oil, meat, vegetables, flowers and nursery stock.

Well-developed estate functions

The estate boasts its huge scale in the province and possesses 1 national and 4 provincial-level campuses. The National Agricultural Technology Estate and High-tech Development Area have been assigned as platforms to accommodate the diverted urban functions and relocated industries from Beijing and Tianjin.

Abundant land resources

The city has a planned urban area of 100 sq. km. and over 100 sq. km. have been planned for the city's development area. 3,000 hectares of unutilized land have been gathered in reserve, ready for ongoing projects at any time.

Powerful intellectual support

Wuhan University, Tianjin University, Bohai University, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, among other academic institutions, have set up research institutes in Dingzhou. The city is also home to two universities, a national Occupational Education Center, a century-old school renowned nationally. The city's occupational education ranks among the top nationwide and boasts a highly competent talent pool.

Areas for Potential cooperation
Industrial Estate
·High-tech Industrial Development Area: 15 sq. km. of the 53 sq. km. earmarked area have been completed. Development focuses include equipment manufacturing, new energy, biopharmaceuticals, food processing, electronic information and other high-tech sectors.
·Shahe Development Area: 10% of the 52 sq. km. area planned has been completed. Development focuses include metal manufacturing, new materials, energy-saving and environment protection industries.
·North China Regenerative Resource Industry Base: 200 hectares of the 666 hectares of planned area have been completed; the "three wastes" processing center has been launched into operation; development focuses include rubber/plastic deep processing, scrap/used automobile and electronics decomposition and other recycling sectors.
·Fitness and Culture Industry Estate: 66 hectares of the 200-hectare planned area have been built. Development focuses include fitness equipment and sports supplies sectors.
Urban-rural construction
·Urban construction: parallel construction of ancient, old and new sections of the city; development focuses include a 30-sq. km. new town, a culture and sports center, a science and education center, a trade center and e-commerce base.
·Beautiful countryside: master plans for county-model comprehensive upgrade of three State Key Towns have been developed; all other towns are to be upgraded as well. Villages across the city cover a total area of 18,200 hectares, indicating significant potentials for the development of rural real estate market and the construction of new-type communities.
·Transport network: the plan is to develop light-rail transport covering neighboring areas and build up a "one-hour transport circle" with Dingzhou as the center.
·Smart city: cloud computing platforms and big databases are to be employed in building smart cities and estates.
Culture and tourism
·Dingzhou is home to 9 national-level and 13 provincial-level officially protected monuments and sites and over 50,000 items in its museum collections—ranking first place in Hebei. The city houses a host of national and provincial-level rural tourism demonstration areas and aims at building up a tourism and leisure destination in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei cluster by leveraging its abundance in cultural relics, agricultural and natural resources to develop comprehensive culture and ecology-themed boutique travel routes.
Logistics and trade
·Dingzhou plans on making the most of its unique geographical advantages and transport strengths to strive to be licensed as a bonded area. In the city's project pipeline, a railway trans-shipment station, ecommerce industrial estate and a logistics center are among the items on the list. The city's goal is to build the third largest logistics base in Hebei and to grow the city into a trade and logistics hub in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei-Shanxi region.
Financial investment
·Dingzhou is currently undergoing a period of grand-scale construction and rapid growth, its return on investment far outperforming that of Tier 1 cities. The city plans on establishing investment funds of various formats by building platforms in areas including urban construction, industrial estate, transport, environment protection and culture, so as to facilitate the new-type of urbanization advancement.
Modern agriculture
·Dingzhou is a demonstration base for China's pollutant-free agricultural production, a leading city for China's grain production, a key vegetable production area of in China, one of the "Top 100" meat and oil plant production bases, and a major producer of flowers and plants. With its agricultural produce resources, the city aims at building a first-rate national agricultural technology estate and creating four industrial chains, namely, recycling animal farming, eco-friendly botanicals, grain and oil processing, and agricultural and animal farming equipments.
·Construction of Hebei Dingzhou National Agricultural Technology Estate was approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology on 16 February, 2015. The estate' s core area will cover 68,300 mu; demonstration area to cover 890,000 mu.The core area will be built by the "one estate, multiple areas" model, with the Recycling Agricultural Technology Area, Eco Forestry Technology Area and Ag- ricultural Produce Processing and Logicstics Area as the priorities.
Investment environment
·As a city directly governed by the Hebei Province, Dingzhou enjoys favorable policies from the provin- cial government in terms of industrial estate, project approval and land quota. "One stamp system", "one fee system" and "one-stop services" are being enforced in the city, en- abling Dingzhou to boast the fewest mandatory administrative approvals, the most streamlined proce- dures, the lowest fee rates and the fastest handling of applications. "Green Passageway" for key projects has been established where one-on-one and whole-process as- sistance can be available. Matters in relation to key projects are discussed on a case-by-case basis and the most relaxed envi- ronment is provided to the extent permitted to facilitate project implementation.
Development prospects
Current state
·In recent years, the city's main economic indicators have grown by the fastest rate among the 13 cities in the province; the city also ranks among the top for project construction and urban construction.
The"Double 100"Objective
·The city aims at becoming one of the Top 100 cities/counties of China during the "13th five-year plan" period and growing into a city of a one-million population in a decade.
Development Positioning
·The city plans to become an emerging regional center in a world-class city cluster centering on the capital of China, a city of strategic importance on the Beiijng-Langfang-Baoding-Shijiazhuang axis under coordinated development by Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, and a key logistics base that sits in the center of the country and serves as major point interlinking the main North-to-South and West-to-East routes.