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Old April 15th, 2011, 06:51 PM   #21
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Chengdu Area Pays Price for Fast Urbanization
27 January 2011
Caixin Online

Scenic Garden is billed as a model of successful city growth, but it's also an example of land-law circumvention Old and new are blending at a model site for China's urban future in Dayi County, a section of Chengdu where a resort-residential complex confidently called Evergrande Scenic Garden is now taking shape.

Sprawled across some 6.7 square kilometers, Scenic Garden is the brainchild of Evergrande Real Estate Group, one of China's largest developers. Construction got under way in late 2009 for the first phase of a complex that will house 1,217 families.

Scenic Garden has risen high and fast thanks to a formula for development in second- and third-tier cities championed by Hong Kong-listed Evergrande. But the formula has come with social costs as farmers lose land, displaced residents protest and local governments ignore land-use laws.

In the first step, the developer wins control of a large tract, sometimes more than 1,000 hectares for a single project, by signing development agreements with a local government.

Construction crews then go to work. And soon, high-rises for a new complex are scraping the sky above what used to be vegetable fields and low-rise homes.

In the process, local governments and real estate developers secretly collaborate and quietly violate a variety of land restrictions and land-use rules set by the central government.

Indeed, against the backdrop of China's surging urbanization process, a single real estate company with local government backing can determine the future of a small city. And that's exactly what's happened in Dayi.

Urban Change Government documents in Dayi says the community's 1,321 square kilometers and 510,000 residents are experiencing positive change thanks to modern real estate projects.

The tremendous overhaul began in 2005, when Dayi officials established a tourist industry development strategy. Developers including the central government's China Railway's No. 2 Bureau and privately held Evergrande agreed to help develop a local tourism market while transforming the urban landscape.

As in many communities across China, land control was the Dayi government's only real trump card for luring investment and boosting gross domestic product.

Back then, Dayi officials told Caixin, a decision was made to attract a large number of tourism-related projects and work closely with developers.

But these developers wanted access to large plots of land before they would agree to invest in hotels and other projects.

To satisfy developers, Dayi government officials would have to violate national land-use regulations. So they did. And in the process, Evergrande became the area's most significant developer.

Evergrande got strong support from the local government and opened a construction headquarters for the Evergrande Scenic Garden Project. The director of the local Housing and Urban-Rural Development Bureau personally oversaw relocations for displaced residents and demolition of existing buildings to make way for Evergrande's building crews.

The local government actually went beyond its contractual obligations by launching a land consolidation campaign that let Evergrande quickly roll out its concrete trucks.

Indeed, local officials bent over backward to obtain and clear land for Scenic Garden for fear they might violate the contract with Evergrande, which mandated fast access to land to meet the project's construction timetable.

In obtaining land, however, the Dayi government consistently violated central government land-use regulations.

How did they break the rules? One trick involved dividing land tracts.

Dayi held two public auctions for land designated for the Scenic Garden project last year. Evergrande won the February 5 and July 22 auctions with per-mu bids of 290,000 yuan and 340,000 yuan, respectively, for plots in a community called Puyuan.

Each plot was under seven hectares. But they were originally one piece of land too big to legally sell as a single tract. By dividing the tract for separate auctions, the law was successfully circumvented.

For Evergrande, buying through this two-auction system was simply common business practice. According to a local real estate agent, the developer erected buildings even before formally winning the land.

And Evergrande got a bargain: Three similar plots nearly were sold at a July 22 auction for 900,000 yuan per mu.

Dayi's economy benefited from this and other large-scale real estate projects as well. The local government's fiscal income in 2009 was just 1.5 billion yuan. But that jumped to 3.5 billion yuan in 2010, thanks to several real estate projects and the reconstruction of property damaged in a 2008 earthquake.

The fortunes of the government and Evergrande were closely linked. Puyuan leaders told their superiors in Dayi in early 2010 that a focus for the coming year would be to "carry out quick, stable and economic demolition work" while mustering "superior forces to ensure land for Evergrande and other projects." In some cases, local residents were forcibly evicted and their homes demolished to give Evergrande access to land. The process led to several incidents of violence.

Also paying a high price for the development was a former secretary of the local Communist Party, Fu Lijian, who had spearheaded the project. He was taken into custody in late 2010 under the "shuanggui" detention system by the party's disciplinary agency, and removed from office.

Several sources told Caixin that Fu was detained for allegedly accepting bribes in exchange for lining up land needed for several large construction projects.

And farmers lost their land. Local sources said the Dayin government paid them 24,000 yuan per mu and added 500 yuan if cropland had already been planted. Anyone with a home in the way got 32 yuan per square meter. Yet Evergrande is doing quite well. The company, which listed in November 2009, has been growing fast in second- and third-tier cities using the Scenic Garden development model. To date, its nationwide land reserves have risen to 96 million square meters.

And the capital market is happy to support the company's city-building. In 2010, Evergrande successfully issued US$ 1.35 billion corporate bonds, a new record for a Chinese real estate company.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 06:27 PM   #23
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Chengdu to build emergency shelters for 1.1 million people
13:48, March 25, 2011

Chengdu, the capital city of southwest China's Sichuan Province, will soon begin construction of 35 well-equipped emergency shelters that can accommodate up to 1.1 million people at the same time, the Chengdu Municipal Bureau of Civil Affairs said on March 24.

Chengdu, which has a population of more than 10 million people, will spend 160 million yuan building the 35 shelters. The project will be completed by the end of September 2011, said Liu Changming, head of the disaster relief office under the city's civil affairs bureau on March 24.

The 35 shelters will be built in squares, parks, stadiums, greenbelts, schools, and other places that have wide and open space in the city proper and suburbs. In addition, three parking aprons will be built near three of the shelters.

The emergency shelters will have various functional areas and supporting facilities, including the tent camping area, high-voltage lines area, emergency supplies area, garbage collection and transferring area, clear emergency signs and accesses, emergency water supply system, medical and sanitation facilities, emergency toilets and emergency radios that can serve as a backup source of information. In addition, medical centers, parking lots, bathing facilities and ventilation facilities will also be built in these shelters.

Liu said that the initial plan of building emergency shelters was actually brought forward before the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. The municipal government revised and improved the plan based on the national standards for emergency shelters.

By People's Daily Online
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Leading hotels raise occupancy and revenue despite competition
26 April 2011
South China Morning Post

Chengdu's major hotels have defied greater competition to report an increase in occupancy and revenue for last year, citing economic growth and greater business activities for the upturn.

The city has 12 5-star hotels, five of which opened in the past 18 months. They are the Grand Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, Hilton and Crown Plaza. There are more than 40 4-star hotels, 100 3-star hotels and 200 budget hotels.

Kieran Twomey, area manager and general manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu, says the average room rate is more than 900 yuan (HK$1,070), with an occupancy in excess of 75 per cent. Food and beverage brings in more than 30 per cent of its revenue.

The Regal Master Hotel, which opened in January last year, ended its first year with results meeting expectations, according to general manager Robert Barsby. He expects double-digit growth in occupancy each year. Business travellers provided more than 90 per cent of business last year.

Seven international brands are expected to enter the market in the next two years. However, Twomey believes the hotel industry in Chengdu will continue to grow in response to greater demand. He expects double-digit growth in revenue this year.

Barsby believes the outlook for hotels in prime locations in Chengdu in the next two to three years will be good, but cautions that continued development of new hotels and serviced apartments will eventually outpace demand. He is also concerned about the high turnover of staff, which affects most hotels in the city, saying the situation gets worse each time a new hotel opens.
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190 meters, new commanding height in Chengdu
Updated: 2011-07-29
China Daily

It can be said that you can tell a city's progress by how many skyscrapers there are in the sky. This is certainly true in Chengdu, where new buildings are not only appearing constantly, but are also becoming increasingly higher.

In the 1950s and 60s, the three-storey-high Chengdu Department Store was one of the the city's most prominent landmarks.

In 1991, the 118-meter-high Shudu Mansion was constructed, though now it ranks about the city's 50th tallest skyscrapers. The mansion was the highest in west China and, for a long time, was considered the landmark of Chengdu by local residents.

In 1994, Sichuan Bank of China Tower, located at Luomashi, overtook the mansion as the highest building standing at160 meters.

From 2010, Chengdu's skyscrapers kept getting taller and taller. That year, the city saw the completion of Yanlord Plaza, 180 meters high; Aerospace Science and Technology Building, 176 meters high; and Fraser Executive Apartment, 170 meters high. Towards the end of the year, the 49-storey Hailrun Plaza broke the record for Chengdu's highest building at 190 meters.

118 METERS HIGH, SHUDU MASION, A LANDMARK IN CHENGDU FOR MORE THAN TEN YEARS.

For a long time, local residents thought of the Chengdu Department Store as the highest building in the city. Constructed in 1952, Chengdu Department Store, with only three storeys, was seen as a superstore. In the 1950s and 60s, the department store, boasting a superior location, was a landmark building in Chengdu. In 1986, it was renovated to five storeys, becoming a favorite shopping destination for local residents.

Since the 1990s, Chengdu has become enthusiastic about constructing high buildings. Many of the city's landmark buildings were built in those days. In 1991, Shudu Mansion became the city's first skyscraper, with 34 storeys and standing at 118 meters high. It remains a terrestrial reference to many local residents. In 1994, Sichuan Bank of China Tower overtook the mansion as the highest building at 160-meter high, and also became a landmark of the financial center at Luomashi. In 1998, Chuanxin Mansion was constructed to a record high of 138 meters on South Renmin Road, a new generation landmark office building of Chengdu. In the same year, First City Plaza was also constructed at Luomashi, one of the top-class office buildings in the city.

190 METERS HIGH, HAILRUN PLAZA: THE HIGHEST BUILDING

In 2000, Chengdu was uncertain whether to continue constructing tall buildings in high density. Its residential quarters were largely developed into multi-layers and low high-rise buildings. Only a few skyscrapers were constructed, largely as office buildings. In January 2006, Chengdu municipal government encouraged urban areas to construct 200 meters and 300 meters high buildings in high density.

To this end, 2006 was referred by many skyscraper fans as "the first year Chengdu had entered the era of skyscrapers."

Since then, constructing skyscrapers has become a trend in Chengdu, with higher buildings emerging year after year. In 2010, three skyscrapers were constructed; the 180-meter Yanlord Plaza, 176-meter Aerospace Science and Technology Building, and 170-meter Fraser Executive Apartment. Finally, the 190-meter Hailrun Plaza, totaling 49 storeys, became the highest skyscrpaer in the city.

Most recently, Hailrun Plaza has become the highest office building of Chengdu. It takes only 30 seconds to reach the top in an elevator. The building boasts panoramic views of the city, the Jinjiang River flows like white silk ribbon, and the undulating Longquan mountains are clearly visible in the far distance.

320 METERS HIGH, POLY INTERNATIONAL PLAZA: THE HIGHEST BUILDING OF CHENGDU IN PLANNING

Statistics show Chengdu has 11 skyscrapers higher than 150 meters. Most of them are office buildings, except for the 155-meter Shangri-la Hotel, the 170-meter Fraser Executive Apartment and 158-meter Hyatt Regency residential building, and Aerospace Science and Technology Building, partly a hotel. Chengdu is a 'tall' city, along with Chongqing, in Southwest China.

However, Chengdu is far from the being the 'tallest' city in China. The 190-meter Hailrun Plaza only ranks the 287th on the Chinese Skyscraper Billboard. According to China Skyscraper City Report of 2011, issued in June, Chengdu is the top 14th in China according to the total number of skyscrapers.

Regardless, Chengdu is widely deemed to have bright prospects in skyscraper construction. It sits at sixth on the list of potential skyscraper cities. Statistics show Chengdu has 12 skyscrapers under construction and 15 under plan. Chengdu is ranked sixth in the Skyscraper Potential City list, after Guangzhou and Tianjin, but ahead of Chongqing, Wuxi, Dalian and Wuhan.

The highest skyscraper under plan in Chengdu is the Poly International Plaza, expected to be 320 meters at Tianfu New Town. When completed, it will become the new landmark of the city. The Plaza will be used as an office building and hotel. Such a height will make the building the 20th highest out of China's existing skyscrapers. The city's other planned skyscrapers over 200 meters high include No. 1 building of Global Trade Plaza (280 meters), No.2 building of Global Trade Plaza (260 meters), main building of West China International Financial Center (260 meters), and Tower A of Financial Town (210 meters). The 211.85-meter China Resources Building has sealed the top in civil engineering construction. It will be completed next year to overtake other buildings as the highest in the city.

Top 10 skyscrapers of Chengdu NO.1, Hailrun Plaza, 190 meters

NO.2, Yanlord Plaza, 180 meters

NO.3, Aerospace Science and Technology Building, 176 meters

NO.4, Fraser Executive Apartment, 170.00 meters

NO.5, Huamin Empire Plaza, 163.00 meters

NO.6, Minxing Finance Mansion, 163.00 meters

NO.7, Sichuan Bank of China Tower, 160.00 meters

NO.8, Southwest China Petroleum Mansion, 160.00 meters

NO.9, Hyatt Regency, 158.00 meters

NO.10, Shangri-la Hotel, 155.00 meters
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Chengdu rises as an auto manufacturing highland
Updated: 2011-07-26 09:07
China Daily

Go west and go to Chengdu!

Many world renowned auto manufacturers have moved to Chengdu in recent years. In 2011, we marked the history of Chengdu as the center of the automobile industry with a special event.

A cornerstone laying ceremony was held on July 16 in Chengdu Economic Development Zone to commence the EA211 engine and third-stage car production capacity expansion project at the Chengdu base of FAW-Volkswagen Automobile, with a total investment of 10 billion yuan.

This development of Chengdu’s automobile industry signifies that the city is fast becoming a high-end auto manufacturing center.

Chengdu has developed itself as a new hub for China’s modern automobile industry, from “the third city of private cars”, to “fourth city of car exhibitions” and to “second city of racing cars”. It is cultivating itself into an international car base that is “the largest in west China, first class in the country, and world famous.”

Chengdu will not only attract auto consumption but also manufacturing. The auto manufacturing industry has made progressive developments and has left its mark in the Chinese auto industry domain. It has set out from a comprehensive functional auto industry base to a level-1 system of national auto industrial concentration framework. It will eventually become an internationally known, high-end auto maker.

Development history:

On May 31, the International Automobile Smart Construction Technology Park, with a 150 million euro investment, was officially founded in Chengdu Economic Development Zone.

On May 26, the passenger car production base of Mingjun Group, with an investment of 2.6 billion yuan, settled in Chengdu Economic Development Zone.

On May 8, Dayun Group (Chengdu) commercial vehicle production base, with an investment of 2.1 billion yuan, officially started construction in Chengdu Economic Development Zone.

On February 25, Volvo set up its first China-based production plant in Chengdu. The first localized car since it was merged by Geely will also be made in the Chengdu plant.

On February 18, Sichuan Auto Industry Group officially signed an agreement to invest an extra 500 million yuan to construct the new energy R&D and manufacturing base.

In the morning of January 28, China Ordnance Equipment Group Corporation (CSGC) and Chengdu Economic Development Zone signed an agreement for CSGC Chengdu auto parts industrial park. The project has a total investment of 5 billion yuan. It is expected to start construction within the year, with a construction cycle of two to three years. When completed, the project will realize more than 5 billion yuan in annual sales revenue.

In the afternoon, CSGC signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Chengdu Economic Development Zone to invest 10 billion yuan for a package of projects of auto parts R&D center and headquarters base, and auto trade service center. When completed, it will have annual sales of 20 billion yuan.

When Chengdu FAW was constructed five years ago, people might have only seen “sparks of fire” in the Chengdu auto industry. Nowadays, the industry has set the prairie ablaze. In the 161-square-kilometer auto industrial comprehensive functional zone, with Chengdu Economic Development Zone as the core, three industrial clusters of auto manufacturing worth 100 billion yuan, auxiliary equipment and auto trade have emerged.

Breaking the ice, progressing and striding forward, the Chengdu auto industry has expanded at a faster rate than any of its competitors in the country.

As mapped out by the preliminary development objectives, the Chengdu international motor town has brighter prospects.

In five to 10 years, the motor town will basically develop into a competitive core of auto industry in the region and a new highland of Chinese auto industry, with well structured and comprehensive functions. It will consolidate its position as a second-tier auto industrial cluster in the country.

In 20 years, the motor town will develop into a first class production base in the country, and enter the first-tier system in the national auto industrial cluster.

In 30 to 50 years, the motor town will enter the internationally advanced rank, and facilitate cultivating Chengdu into a world class modern garden city.
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New expressway draws Chengdu closer to Xi'an
Updated: 2011-08-09 10:24
China Daily

Dazhou-Shaanxi Expressway, a main passageway of Sichuan province, will be completed and put into operation at the end of this year, the provincial department of transportation said on July 31. This will come in the wake of a smooth closure of Changxi Grand Bridge, a difficult point in the construction of the Dazhou–Shaanxi Expressway. When the expressway is open to traffic, Sichuan will have another high-speed channel for those who travel northward to neighboring provinces. It will take less than five hours to drive from Dazhou to Xi'an, the capital city of Shaanxi province. It will take only about nine hours to travel from Chengdu to Xi'an via Dazhou.

"Changxi Grand Bridge is one of the five continuous steel structure bridges of Dazhou-Shaanxi Expressway. It stretches 707 meters long and stands 84 meters high at the main pier. It was the hardest to construct among the five bridges," said a senior executive of the Dazhou-Shaanxi Expressway Company.

Dazhou-Shaanxi Expressway is a section of the expressway connecting Arong banner of Inner Mongolia and Beihai of Guangxi, via Shaanxi, Sichuan and Guizhou provinces. It was one of the eight main passageways planned for West China in the 12th Five-year Plan period. The section starts with Qingjing of Shaanxi province, at the border of Shaanxi and Sichuan provinces, and ends at Xujiaba of Dazhou. It joins with the Xi'an-Ankang expressway in the north, and connects with Dazhou-Chongqing expressway in the south. It is 143.244 kilometers long, constructed with four lanes in two directions.

When Dazhou-Shaanxi Expressway has transport service, Dazhou and Xi'an will be joined by an expressway that will take five hours to drive. Chengdu residents will have two options to go northward, either the Guangyuan-Qipanguan expressway to the Shaanxi-Sichuan border, or the Dazhou-Xi'an expressway, via Chengdu-Nanchong expressway, Nanchong-Guang'an-Lingshui expressway, Dazhou-Chengdu expressway, and Dazhou-Shaanxi expressway. then the for 460 kilometers drive from the expressway at the Shaanxi-Sichuan border to Ankang and then onto to Xi'an. It stretches for 910 kilometers and takes about nine hours to drive.

"With the completion of Dazhou-Shaanxi Expressway, the three most important cities of West China, which are Chengdu, Chongqing and Xi'an, will be connected with an express ring road," said a senior official of the provincial transportation department. The ring expressway, about 1,800 kilometers long, will become an important artery provincial connection in West China."
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Chengdu attracts 400 billion yuan in investments
Updated: 2011-08-24 11:07
China Daily

As a founding member of the Pan-Pearl River Delta Regional Cooperation Framework Agreement, Chengdu has attracted 403.41 billion yuan ($63.14 billion) in investments during the past seven years.

The largest investments came from Guangdong, one of the eight mainland capitals, along with Hong Kong and Macao regions, to join the cooperative agreements.

Pan-Pearl investments

Of the 403.41 billion yuan in investments reported by Chengdu from 2005 to June 2011, Guangdong province accounted for 25.6 percent of those investments and Hong Kong accounted for 18.2 percent, Chengdu Daily reported.

Chengdong Customs also has signed a "local declaration and port clearance" cooperation agreement with customs agencies of major ports in the Pan-Pearl River Delta region, such as Huangpu port, Shenzhen port and Guangzhou port. From 2008 to 2010, Chengdu customs has imported and exported 161,800 tons of goods worth $6.28 billion in the form of local declaration and customs transit. Those imports and exports also resulted in 1.811 billion yuan in tax payments.

Inter-government exchanges

Over the past seven years, the exchange of visits among leaders, departments and enterprises of Sichuan province, Chengdu and Pan-Pearl River Delta partners has increased significantly.

In April 2010, Sichuan and Guangxi signed the Framework Agreement on Further Deepening Cooperation between Sichuan and Guangxi province, with a special focus on the Guangxi Beibu Gulf Economic Zone and Chengdu Urban-Rural Balanced Development and Reform Pilot Zone. The goal was to share the opportunities of China and the ASEAN Free Trade Area and further advance cooperation between Chengdu and Nanning.

In June, Sichuan province and Yunnan province signed the 19th Kunming Import and Export Fair, a strategic cooperation framework agreement. The agreement calls for the two provinces to strengthen cooperation on transportation, tourism, trade, industry, ecology and environmental protection to promote the opening-up of southwestern China.

Trade

Chengdu actively participated in trade fairs and exhibitions held by member cities. Each year Chengdu is one of the organizers of the ASEAN Expo held in Nanning, which attracted 20 enterprises this year. Chengdu helped organize more than 30 enterprises that participated in the annual Kunming Import and Export Fair in Kunming and the participation of more than 100 enterprises at the Canton Fair held in Guangzhou.

Chengdu actively encourages the participation of Pan-River Pearl River partners in the Western China International Fair and other major fairs held in Chengdu. In May, the Ministry of Commerce and Hong Kong Trade Development Council held the Style Hong Kong Show and the Chengdu Session of China (Hong Kong) International Service Trade Fair in Chengdu. The fair encouraged enterprises in Chengdu to take advantage of Hong Kong professional services to enhance international competitiveness and expand overseas markets.

Tourism

Chengdu recently introduced a new direct air route between Hong Kong and Chengdu and coordinated with the Hong Kong Tourism Board to promote the new route. The new route creates 60,000 new seats each year for the Chengdu inbound market, and offers Chengdu residents more options to travel in Hong Kong and Macao.

The Macao Government Tourism Office and Air Macao also held a tourism meeting in Chengdu to introduce the latest tourism resources of Macao to the inland industry and provide more discussion opportunities for the travel and tourism industries of both sides.

Education

Chengdu joints its Pan-Pearl River Delta partners to sign the Plan for Construction and Sharing of Pan-Pearl River Delta Education Information Resources. The partners also established guidelines on construction for the project and an online college student employment platform for the Pan-Pearl River Delta region.

The new online platform allows government departments and employers from the participating provinces to obtain information about college graduates within the region. Graduates from the region who are employed in this region can also enjoy preferential employment policies.
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Chengdu prepares for equestrian festival
Updated: 2011-08-31 19:07
China Daily

In the wake of the successful holding of the 2010 Jinma Equestrian Sports and Culture Festival, the Wenjiang district of Chengdu will host the 2011 China Equestrian Festival from September 16 to 19.

As the festival draws near, the district is busy preparing for it, according to district chief Xie Chao.

Thanks to the guidance of the Chengdu Equestrian Association, the district has renovated six old stables and finished construction of two new ones in line with the standards of China Equestrian Association.

The eight stables can hold 130 horses, Xie said.

The district has also finished construction of a new lighting training ground in line with the guidance of China Equestrian Association so that athletes can drill in the evening when it is not scorching hot.
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Tianfu New Area on track with express railway
Updated: 2011-09-25 13:00
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According to the Planning of Sichuan Province on the Construction of Comprehensive Transport for the Twelfth Five-year Plan Period, during this period, Sichuan will invest 845.3 billion yuan to build 11 railway lines and 18 highways into and out of Sichuan. This will basically transform the province into a comprehensive traffic hub in western China. Tianfu New Area will become a rail transit network hub consisting of national, intercity, regional and urban railway lines. In addition, the special railway line from Chengdu to Chongqing will be completed. The Chengdu-Kunming railway line will be extended to included Emei and Ya'an station. There are also plans to build a special Chengdu-Xi'an and Chengdu-Guiyang railway passenger lines. The construction of the Ya'an to Kangding (Xinduqiao), the Changdu section of Sichuan-Tibet railway line and the Emei-Guangtong section of Chengdu-Kunming railway line will begin soon.

90 kilometers new subway line to be added to urban rail transit system

The plan requires the speeding up of the research on the railway line connecting Tianfu New Area to southern Sichuan region. It also requires more effort to be done on the preliminary work of site selection for the Tianfu's railway terminal station. In order to build a railway network in Tianfu New Area, it must also quicken the construction of the high-grade highways within the region.

It is worth mentioning that, for the first time, the construction of the subway was brought forward in the Plan - a 90 kilometer new subway line will be built in Chengdu, completing the city's metro network framework. It will start the planning and integration of the subway networks of downtown Chengdu and Tianfu New Area, constructing and operating the following projects: the first-phase project of subway line 1, the first-phase project of the south extension of subway line 1, all of subway line 2, the first-phase project of subway lines 3 and 4. It will also begin the construction of the following projects: the second-phase project of the south extension of subway line 1, the south and north extension of subway line 3, the east and west extension of subway line 4, the first-phase project of subway lines 5 and 7 and the airport express line. It will launch the construction of the following projects: the section between the extension of subway line 1 to Jiancha, the southern section of subway line 6, the east extended section of subway line 10 (Shuangliu Airport to Wan'an and to Jiancha East).

Intercity railway adds convenience

Chengdu-Mianyang-Leshan railway passenger line is a modern main artery that connects cities in the Western Sichuan. It is also the first intercity passenger line constructed in Sichuan province. After completion, it will only take over half an hour from Chengdu to Jiangyou and Leshan cities at the ends of the railway. The Chengdu-Emei section along the Chengdu-Kunming railway will be extended. It will pass through Xinjin, Pengshan, Meishan, Simeng, Jianjiang Qingyi River and finally arrive at Emei station. After this railway line is complete, a trip from Chengdu to Emei by train will only take 40 minutes.

An officer from the Municipal Traffic Commission said that "Once the construction of those railways are complete, more than ten large and medium-sized areas will be linked together making their journey into Chengdu much shorter. This will play a positive role in integrating and developing the tourism resources. It will also encourage the urbanization of towns. For example, after the Chengdu-Mianyang-Leshan passenger line is finished, it will only take two hours from cities in the north to those in the south". He also said that trains along these lines will leave every few minutes, which will completely change the way people live and work. People living in Mianyang and Leshan could even take the intercity train to Chengdu and transfer to other subways to do shopping in Chunxi Road, and then go back home.

In addition, after the Chengdu-Pujiang railway line and the Pengzhou section of the Chengdu-Dujiangyan railway line is finished and put into use, it will shorten the time to less than half an hour from Pujiang and Pengzhou to downtown Chengdu.

National railway arteries forms 8hr round-trip

During the "Twelfth Five-year Plan" period, a special passenger line from Chengdu to Chongqing will make life more convenient for people living in both cities. Chengdu-Xi'an and Chengdu-Guiyang railway lines are also expected to be completed soon.

With a total length of 308.206 kilometers, the Chengdu-Chongqing passenger line starts from Chengdu East Train Station in the west and goes eastward through Jianyang, Ziyang, Zizhong, Neijiang, Longchang and finally reaches Chongqing Station. Once in operation, the journey is an eight-hour round-trip between Chongqing and Chengdu. It will also lay framework for the comprehensive transport system in the Chengdu-Chongqing economic region, boosting the development of the western regions and integrating urban-rural areas.

Together with the Chongqing-Wuhan and Wuhan-Shanghai railway lines, passengers can go straight from Chengdu to Shanghai in eight hours.

The Chengdu-Xi'an special passenger railway line will enable people to travel between the two cities within only two hours. An official from the Municipal Traffic Commission also said, "By then, the high-speed railways of Xi'an-Zhengzhou and Zhengzhou-Beijing will be finished as well", which will shape into the fastest railway from Chengdu to the North China Plain. It will take only six hours to Beijing from Chengdu by this high-speed railway, realizing a journey that "starts at daybreak and arrives at sunset".

The Chengdu-Guiyang passenger line connects with the Chengdu-Mianyang-Leshan intercity railway at Leshan west station in the west and ends at Guiyang city in the east, while Guiyang is linked to the Guiyang-Guangzhou special passenger railway line. An official from the Municipal Traffic Commission said, "It will only take two hours from Chengdu to Guiyang after the Chengdu-Guiyang railway line is finished and put into use". The time it takes from Chengdu to Guangzhou city in Guangdong province will be shortened to six hours.
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Chengdu & XiChang in Sichuan Province Accommodate Future Growth Through Plans Created by Johnson Fain That Redirect City Growth to Allow Environmental Restoration, Urban/Nature Balance, Recreational & Tourism Development
Press Release Source: Johnson Fain On Thursday October 13, 2011, 1:00 pm EDT

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Two Chinese cities – Chengdu and XiChang in Sichuan Province – will benefit from thoughtful city planning to accommodate future growth rather than moving forward at breakneck pace with existing plans. Los Angeles-based Johnson Fain has created well balanced urban plans that redirect growth into appropriate city zones and at the same time address major environmental issues and maintain an urban/rural balance.

Each plan has won a 2011 Urban Design Award from the California Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

“Both Chengdu and XiChang are facing enormous growth pressures and they wisely decided to seek alternative ideas before they moved forward with their existing plans,” said William Fain, FAIA, urban design partner for the firm who led the planning. “We worked closely with planning officials in Chengdu and our plan was enthusiastically and unanimously endorsed by city leaders. It is rewarding to see that protection of the environment is a growing concern for Chinese leaders.”

In both urban plans, the Johnson Fain team realigned the path of growth to create a well planned urban zone that then allowed for protection and expansion of important environmental resources. “We proposed alternative locations for city development and allocated significant amounts of land for open space preservation and environmental resource conservation,” Fain reported. “In both cities, eco-tourism becomes a key economic driver for the future.”

In Chengdu, the Johnson Fain plan redirected the path of growth to protect the Jin Jiang River and Valley and preserve some of the country’s finest agricultural lands. In XiChang, Johnson Fain proposed ways to clean up and preserve QiongHaiLake, one of China’s most beautiful and unspoiled lakes in what is known as the Shangri-La region of SiChuan because of its stunning geography.

The Jin Jiang River Corridor Master Plan comprises a site area of 281 square kilometers including 37 square kilometers along the Jin Jiang River. A major step was relocating freeways, rail lines and other infrastructure that were planned to be built through the river valley into a more connected urban zone and transforming a planned grid of superblocks into more compact villages connected by transit. The river valley lands are being protected under a “Community Forest” designation, based on the successful model developed in the United Kingdom with special programs to protect farmland, small towns, wilderness and scenic areas.

“This plan preserves the food basket of the region where much of the quality food products are raised that contribute to SiChuan’s longstanding tradition of exceptional cuisine,” said Fain.

The Chengdu plan ties the urban and rural environments together by open space systems that follow the watershed streams and canals. Urbanites and tourists are pulled into the river valley by a network of scenic highways, train routes, boat transport and bike trails. The plan is now being implemented by the local government.

Wide Horizons, an environmentally conscious developer and a Johnson Fain client, commissioned Johnson Fain to create an urban plan for 400 square kilometers in XiChang. Historically XiChang was an important stop on the ancient southern Silk Road. The Johnson Fain master plan proposes to regain XiChang’s historic stature and fame by restoring QiongHaiLake as the city’s centerpiece. The lake, that has been polluted by industry and farming, will be cleaned by a new filter system and extensive wetlands that once lined its banks are being recreated. To improve water quality and habitat within the lake, the plan proposes to add runoff interceptions at critical junctures to reduce silt deposits and to expand the lake’s surface area to its historic size.

A bio-diversity corridor will serve as an urban development boundary and provide a major new park and waterscape for city residents. Small, low density, eco-tourism villages will be located in the lake vicinity, well away from its shoreline which will be planted with forest bands interspersed with open fields. An extensive network of pedestrian and bicycle paths inland will allow visitors to enjoy the lake, wetlands and new recreational opportunities. In order to accomplish this balance of natural and urban environment, Johnson Fain’s plan redirects city growth toward a new freeway, high speed rail and airport several kilometers from the lake.

“We recommended Lake Tahoe in California as a prototype for the future management and protection of QiongHaiLake,” noted Fain.

Since 2006 Johnson Fain’s urban planning team has won international master plan design competitions for major districts in four of China’s most important cities, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu.

Based in Los Angeles, Johnson Fain is a leading architecture, planning and interiors firm. Among its current projects are the 42-story Museum Tower, a luxury residential tower now under construction in the heart of the Dallas (Texas) Arts District; an urban plan for 100 acres in downtown San Antonio, Texas; and the American Indian Cultural Center in Oklahoma City.

Note: Mr. Fain travels monthly to China. If you are interested in interviewing him about how to balance planning for urban growth while restoring the environment and balancing agricultural and recreational interests, please let us know. [email protected] or [email protected].
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Chengdu 'land of abundance' for investment
Updated: 2011-10-25 10:17
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On the Tianfu New Area and Chengdu's new investment opportunities promotion meeting, which was one of the Overseas High-tech and High-end Talents Negotiation Conference Overseas Chinese Chamber of Commerce Summit 2011 activities, Chen Fu, deputy director of Investment Promotion Committee of Chengdu city, promoted Chengdu to the attending guests from both at home and abroad, shared the investment and development opportunities in Tianfu New Area and Chengdu city. "I believe that friends who invest in Chengdu must become a new legend," he said.

What is Chengdu?

"Designated by China's State Council, Chengdu is the science and technology, business, trade and financial center, traffic and communication hub of the southwestern region, which enjoys the reputation of 'land of abundance' since ancient times." Chen Fu said, "There are two state-level economic development zones here, attracting 200 enterprises from the world Top 500 to establish themselves in Chengdu."

Here are two state-level economic development zones

Chengdu covers 12.1 thousand square kilometers with 14.04 million permanent residents, and owns two state-level development zones: Chengdu High-tech Industry Development Zone, one of the first national-level high-tech industry development zones approved for establishment by the State Council in 1991, whose comprehensive strength is ranked the fourth among the 55 state-level high-tech zones. It has an emphasis on developing electronic information and on the bio-pharmaceutical industry. The Chengdu Economic and Technological Development Zone was established in 1990 and was approved by the State Council in February 2000 as a state-level economic and technological development zone, which has an emphasis on developing the vehicle industry and the engineering of machinery. .

Attracting 200 enterprises of world Top 500

Most of the enterprises from the world Top 500 are located in Chengdu among the central and western regions; enterprises from the world Top 200 have settled in Chengdu. Nine countries have established consulates in Chengdu such as the United States, Germany, France, Thailand,Singapore, the Repulic of Korea, Pakistan, the Philippine and Sri Lanka. The number is only slightly less than that of Shanghai and Guangzhou.

Awards

Chengdu city had been awarded the titles of National Civilization City, China Most Economic Dynamic City, China Best Business City, China Best Tourism City and World Fine Food City etc.; Chengdu was ranked third in the international image of Chinese cities surveyed by Gallop; the globe's fastest developing cities in the future ten year by Forbes; and also ranked among the list of the global best emerging business cities by Fortune.

555.13 billion yuan of GDP in 2010

The Gross Domestic Production (GDP)of Chengdu in 2010 was 555.13 billion yuan (US$ 85.8 billion), which was ranked fifth among 15 deputy provincial level cities. It actually utilized foreign capital US$ 6.41 billion, which was ranked first among the central and western cities, the second among the 15 deputy provincial level cities and fifth among all cities in China.

Why choose Chengdu?

"The striking investment environment edge is different in Chengdu to other cities, which is also the reason why you focus your attention on Chengdu." Chen Fu said, "As the core city of the southwestern region, Chengdu's market not only covers 89 million people of Sichuan province, but extends out to 250 million people of six provinces, cities or districts in Southwestern China.

With good industry development coordination

Chengdu city has already formed eleven advantageous industrial clusters in the vehicle, electronic information, aerospace, and new energy industries. Electronic information industry enterprises like Intel, Dell, Lenovo and Texas Instruments are all located here; Chengdu has become the largest manufacturing base for tablet and notebook computer around the world. Vehicle industry enterprises like FAW-Volkswagen, Toyota, and Volvo have also chosen Chengdu. The industry scale of the new energy and bio-pharmaceutical sector in Chengdu is currently ranked first in Western China; large enterprises like Tian Wei and Han Neng also have a base in Chengdu city. The industry scale of the aerospace sector is ranked fourth in China; Chengdu Plane Industry Corporation under China Aviation Industry Corporation, Chengdu Plane Design Institute are located in Chengdu.

Convenient transportation and traffic

Chengdu is the fourth biggest air hub in China, behind Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. The Shuang Liu airport is the first airport with two runways in Central and Western China. The annual passenger capacity exceeds 25 million passengers.There are now 19 international (regional) direct lines, like Chengdu to Armstrong, Bangalore etc..

Chengdu also owns the biggest railway container central station in Asia, nearly 50 famous distribution enterprises are located here such as Maersk, UPS and DHL.

Abundance of human resources

There are 42 general universities and 133 secondary vocational schools in Chengdu city, which may offer for different enterprises more than 150 thousand university graduates and more than 100 thousand professional technicians every year; the enterprise salary cost per capita is 30 percent lower than that of coastal cities. According to Kelly Services Global Employee Index Survey in April 2011, Chengdu, Beijing and Shanghai were listed in the Top three cities where talents are the most reluctance to leave; and Chengdu was ranked first in list of China service out-sourcing cities in 2011.

Complete financial services

Chengdu is the city with the highest concentration of financial resources in the central and western regions of China; the general headquarters of People's Bank of China, China Banking Supervisory Committee, China Securities Supervisory Committee and China Insurance Supervisory Committee have all established regional supervisory branches in Chengdu. There are 50 banks, 62 insurance companies and 44 securities companies in Chengdu; the number of foreign banks, foreign-funded insurance company and listed companies is ranked first in the central and western regions of China, and the financial exchange value is ranked first in west China.

High efficiency and standardization of government services

The work of the serving government over the last eight years has made Chengdu become one of cities with the least approval items and the highest approval efficiency. Also Chengdu is the first demonstration city of intellectual property protection in China, is awarded "City Management Advancement Award of China", and becomes the first city to establish government patent awards among large cities of China.

Environment and facilities

There are many rivers in Chengdu. Its annual average temperature is 17.2 Celsius and its annual gross rain precipitation is 998 millimeters. It is not hot in summer and not chilly in winter. The forest coverage rate is 36.8 percent. As for the living facilities, there is a network of 6,000 hotels, restaurants and community health services that serves urban and rural residents. There are also other convenient living conditions like international communities and international schools etc.

What is Chengdu doing?

"Chengdu is focusing on the development of electronic information, vehicle, aerospace, new energy, new material, energy saving, environmental protection, bio-medicine, headquarters economy, finance, modern distribution, e-commerce, service out-sourcing, cultural creation, modern agriculture." Chen Fu said, "If you are engaging in these industries, Chengdu will welcome you to enter these industries and sectors. There are various opportunities, such as the new round West Development, the Chengdu-Chongqing economic zone construction, Tianfu New Area construction. Chengdu is facing new historic development opportunities."
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Planning of Chengdu 'Tianfu New Area' unveiled
Updated: 2011-10-25 10:10
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According to chinanews.com, the newly constructed Chengdu planning exhibition hall opened to the media for the first time on October 17. It will be formally opened on October 18. The Tianfu New Area planning was also unveiled on October 17 in Chengdu planning exhibition hall.

According to Wang Songtao, deputy director of the Planning Bureau of Chengdu city, the Tianfu New Area's overall position mainly focuses on the modern manufacture and high-end service industries, in order to become an international modern new urban district that is suitable for manufacturing, business and living. The Tianfu New Area mainly consists of Chengdu's High-Tech Development Zone (southern zone), Chengdu's Economic and Technological Development Zone, Shuang Liu Economic Development Zone, Peng Shan Economic Development Zone, Ren Shou's Shi Gao Economic Development Zone, Dragon Spring Lake, San Cha Lake and Dragon Spring Hill, mainly including Chengdu's High-tech zone (southern zone), Long Quan Yi district, Shuang Liu district, Xin Jin county, Jian Yang county of Zi Yang city, and Mei Shan city's Peng Shan county and Ren Shou county. The New Area covers 37 towns and neighborhood offices of seven counties (cities/districts) of three cities, the total area of which is 1,578 square kilometers.

The planning will mean the annual air passenger capacity of Tianfu New Area will reach 100 million; the contribution rate of science and technology to the economy will reach 75 percent; industrial added output of high-end industry will reach 550 billion yuan; the average public green land per capita will reach 15 square meters; the income proportion between urban and rural residents will be two to one by 2030.

Wang Songtao says that Sichuan province is preparing to construct Tianfu New Area to forge international modern new urban districts. It will play a considerable role in the integration of the plain areas of Chengdu city. A state-level New Area, similar to Pudong New Area and New Seashore Area, is ready.

The construction area of Chengdu planning exhibition hall, which will be formally open on 18 October, is fifteen thousand square meters; it has an exhibition area that is twelve thousand square meters. The exhibition zone of the third floor is for a large model and a three-dimensional cinema. In the large model zone there is a model of Chengdu central city which occupies thirteen hundred square meters. The model directly shows the overall location of the world modern garden city in urban and rural forms, while a large LED screen sits aboce the model broadcasting the city's plans. The digital cinema broadcasts a three-dimensional movie about the future of the city, which depicts the scenery of Chengdu city in 2030, to provide the audience with a more figurative and directive feeling towards the future of Chengdu. The fourth floor exhibits the overall planning of Tianfu New Area, which depicts the beautiful blueprint of Tianfu New Area according to regional influence, function position, space arrangement and planning execution via display boards and a movie exhibition.
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Planning of Chengdu 'Tianfu New Area' unveiled
Updated: 2011-10-25 10:10
China Daily

According to chinanews.com, the newly constructed Chengdu planning exhibition hall opened to the media for the first time on October 17. It will be formally opened on October 18. The Tianfu New Area planning was also unveiled on October 17 in Chengdu planning exhibition hall.

According to Wang Songtao, deputy director of the Planning Bureau of Chengdu city, the Tianfu New Area's overall position mainly focuses on the modern manufacture and high-end service industries, in order to become an international modern new urban district that is suitable for manufacturing, business and living. The Tianfu New Area mainly consists of Chengdu's High-Tech Development Zone (southern zone), Chengdu's Economic and Technological Development Zone, Shuang Liu Economic Development Zone, Peng Shan Economic Development Zone, Ren Shou's Shi Gao Economic Development Zone, Dragon Spring Lake, San Cha Lake and Dragon Spring Hill, mainly including Chengdu's High-tech zone (southern zone), Long Quan Yi district, Shuang Liu district, Xin Jin county, Jian Yang county of Zi Yang city, and Mei Shan city's Peng Shan county and Ren Shou county. The New Area covers 37 towns and neighborhood offices of seven counties (cities/districts) of three cities, the total area of which is 1,578 square kilometers.

The planning will mean the annual air passenger capacity of Tianfu New Area will reach 100 million; the contribution rate of science and technology to the economy will reach 75 percent; industrial added output of high-end industry will reach 550 billion yuan; the average public green land per capita will reach 15 square meters; the income proportion between urban and rural residents will be two to one by 2030.

Wang Songtao says that Sichuan province is preparing to construct Tianfu New Area to forge international modern new urban districts. It will play a considerable role in the integration of the plain areas of Chengdu city. A state-level New Area, similar to Pudong New Area and New Seashore Area, is ready.

The construction area of Chengdu planning exhibition hall, which will be formally open on 18 October, is fifteen thousand square meters; it has an exhibition area that is twelve thousand square meters. The exhibition zone of the third floor is for a large model and a three-dimensional cinema. In the large model zone there is a model of Chengdu central city which occupies thirteen hundred square meters. The model directly shows the overall location of the world modern garden city in urban and rural forms, while a large LED screen sits aboce the model broadcasting the city's plans. The digital cinema broadcasts a three-dimensional movie about the future of the city, which depicts the scenery of Chengdu city in 2030, to provide the audience with a more figurative and directive feeling towards the future of Chengdu. The fourth floor exhibits the overall planning of Tianfu New Area, which depicts the beautiful blueprint of Tianfu New Area according to regional influence, function position, space arrangement and planning execution via display boards and a movie exhibition.
Is this a video of it....?
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Exciting!! Any pictures?
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I don't have any renderings of the new area. But here is one of the city from : http://www.photofans.cn/forum/showth...hreadid=105480

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Chengdu! Hurray!
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Volkswagen goes 'green' at its new plant in Chengdu
Updated: 2011-11-14 17:12
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CHENGDU - A new plant by Volkswagen's joint venture with FAW Group went into operation last month, providing not just more capacity, but also a another step in its journey to "green" production.

Across the world, Volkswagen Group has been striving to improve resource utilization and environmental conservation in its production processes.

The effort includes control measures before, during and after production using 22 standardized guidelines designed to minimize environmental impacts.

Joining a Chattanooga facility in the US, a plant in Pune, India and the Kaluga plant in Russia, the new Chengdu plant uses Volkswagen's state-of-the-art measures for sustainable development.

All links in the production chain better use energy and resources.

Waste aluminum sheets from the press shop are completely recycled and reused. In the welding shop, advanced machinery provides a 50 percent saving in electricity. At the general assembly line, a closed water cycle is used to test car seals and the latest conveyance machinery operates with low resistance.

The paint shop features "eco-dry scrubber" technology, which reduces by 90 percent the amount of water used on the paint line. It also reduces CO2 emissions from the final paint line by nearly 10,000 tons, or 19.6 percent.

Initially the plant will have a yearly output of 350,000 cars, which will be increased to 450,000 cars after it is fully completed in 2013. The joint venture's new Jetta and new Sagitar will be built at the site.

As a long-standing, reliable partner in China's automotive industry, in the past three decades Volkswagen has not only advanced the sector, but also notched up achievements in environmental protection, talent training and technological research, said Karl-Thomas Neumann, president and CEO of Volkswagen Group China.

All Volkswagen vehicles and component factories in China have passed ISO14001 environment system certification, the company said.

"The new Chengdu plant has world-class environmental technology and it is a milestone in Volkswagen's efforts for sustainable development in China," Neumann said.

The company said that it will implement green manufacturing standards on factories in Foshan of Guangdong province and Yizheng in Jiangsu province that will be put into operation around 2013.

Volkswagen has also extended its green efforts outside the industry. Since 2007, the automaker has carried out an education program nationwide to improve children's awareness of protecting the environment.

Now in its fifth year, Volkswagen's Green Future Environmental Education Initiative has been to more than 30 schools in 20 provinces, with over 20,000 students participating in lectures and activities on topics like global warming, wetland protection, biodiversity and trash classification.

Last week the automaker came to its last stop of the education tour this year - Chengdu. Invited lecturers were famed wildlife photographer Xi Zhinong and environment education expert Han Jing.
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Compal project to settle in Chengdu
Updated: 2011-11-23 10:18
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On Dec 19, the Compal Group will launch the trial operation of its first plant in Shuangliu, Chengdu city. The plant will produce 5,000 notebook computers for the first batch, said Zhang Yongqing, executive vice-president of Compal Computer Industry Co Ltd, on Nov 13.

According to the plan, Compal Group will invest more than $500 million to construct the Chengdu base, which is to be completed in April 2012.

Zhang said Chengdu is more competitive than coastal areas in tapping the central and western China markets. The city is also the best production base in developing the European market. It saves two hours in flying time to deliver Compal goods from Chengdu to Europe rather than from Shanghai. More importantly, Chengdu is the largest railway transportation center in the central and western regions. Compal products, produced in Chengdu and delivered through the railway network via the Qingbai River and Alashankou, will arrive at Europe two to three weeks earlier than if ocean shipping was used.

Shen Qing, CEO of Asia Vital Components (AVC) Co Ltd, came to Chengdu on Nov 13 to invest $70 million for an AVC base in the city. As the world’s leading cooling institution solution supplier and closest partner of Compal, AVC holds 30 percent of the global market share in the sector.

Meanwhile, the fourth Chengdu International Digital Entertainment Week, the largest-scaled event of its kind in west China, will be unveiled in Chengdu. The organizing committee said the activity would attract the largest number of IT companies in the world to attend such digital entertainment week events. More than 200 senior executives will meet in Chengdu to brainstorm ideas. The participants include leaders of world top 500 companies and IT managers from Compal, Wistron and Lenovo.
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Chengdu is looking nice!

Chengdu has come a long way in the last few years!
Below are two photos of Yanlord Landmark Plaza by NBBJ in the Chengdu CBD. Its Chengdu's international quality destination.
I have not been in a while... Does anyone know of completed projects similar in the Chengdu CBD?
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