|Xiong'an New Area|
Aowei Mansion: the temporary office for Xiong'an Preparatory Committee
Location of Xiong'an New Area in Hebei
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|District Gov't Established||1 April 2017|
|• Interim Party Secretary||Chen Gang|
|• Total||100 km2 (40 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard Time)|
Xiong'an New Area (simplified Chinese: 雄安新区; traditional Chinese: 雄安新區; pinyin: Xióng'ān Xīnqū) is a state-level new area in the Baoding area of Hebei, China. Established in April 2017, the area is located about 100 km southwest of Beijing and 50 km east of downtown Baoding. Its main function is to serve as a development hub for the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (Jingjinji) economic triangle. Additionally, "non-core" functions of the Chinese capital are expected to migrate here, including offices of some state-owned enterprises, government agencies, and research and development facilities.
The area covers the counties of Xiong, Rongcheng and Anxin. Its name is a compound of the first elements of the names of two of them: Xiong and Anxin. The construction of the area is described as part of the "millennium strategy" (千年大计). Unlike other "new areas", Xiong'an's development is taking place under the direct oversight of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council. The temporary government office of the New Area is located in Ao Wei International Hotel (Ao Wei Mansion) in Rongcheng.
China's central government was considering to relocate a number of Beijing's administrative and back-office functions to Baoding, as Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, told US former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson personally in July 2014, and said this idea was his "own personal initiative", according to Paulson's memoir Dealing with China.
The name and the location of the New Area was confirmed on a meeting of Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China on March 24, 2016.
The announcement of the New Area. was released to public out of the blue on the afternoon of April 1, 2017. The information was so confidential that local government didn't know it in advance. Xi Jinping's visiting accompanied by Xu Kuangdi, former leader of Pudong New District, to Anxin on February 23, 2017 was revealed for the first time by news program Xinwen Lianbo on that night.
Baiyang Lake, northern China's largest freshwater wetland, is also included within the new area.
Xiong'an New Area consists of 3 counties:
|Division code||English name||Simp. Chinese||Pinyin||Area in km2||Seat||Postal code||Divisions|
|Xiong'an New Area||雄安新区||Xióng'ān Xīnqū||106.46||Rongcheng County||20||9||16||557|
|130629||Rongcheng County||容城县||Róngchéng Xiàn||311||Rongcheng (容城镇)||071700||5||3||4||127|
|130632||Anxin County||安新县||Ānxīn Xiàn||728||Anxin (安新镇)||071600||9||3||5||207|
|130638||Xiong County||雄县||Xióng Xiàn||513||Xiongzhou (雄州镇)||071800||6||3||7||223|
It is currently served by two expressways, G45 and G18. Baiyangdian station of Tianjin–Baoding intercity railway is also within reach. It will be served by the newly constructed Beijing Daxing International Airport.
A flood of footloose capital, much of it from Beijing, has been searching for properties in Xiong'an to invest, causing real estate price in this area to skyrocket rapidly since the announcement of the New Area. Local government has since imposed a temporary ban on new property sales.  The model of real estate development in the New Area may use public housing in Singapore for reference, according to a senior officer's interview on People's Daily in April 5, 2017.
- 成立两个月 雄安新区临时党委书记换将. caixin.com. 2017-06-03.
- 受权发布：中共中央、国务院决定设立河北雄安新区 (in Chinese). Xinhuanet. 1 April 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
- 权威专家谈雄安新区：本质上就是国家副都. Ifeng Finance. Southern Weekly. 2017-04-04.
- China to create Xiongan New Area in Hebei, Xinhua, 2017-04-01
- 雄安不眠夜：容城奥威大厦灯火通明. thepaper.cn. 2017-04-03.
- 2014年7月，大大的雄安设想。书中真有黄金，屋!. xueqiu.com.
- 详解雄安新区决策、选址经过. caixin.com. Xinhua. 2017-04-13.
- 雄安新区成立前保密严格 筹委会官员昨“一对一”调研重点小镇. National Business Daily. 2017-04-03.
- 推迟披露的行程，与这则重磅新闻相关. Beijing Youth Daily.
- 雄安新区起步区为容城安新两县60村，彻底管死不增一砖一瓦. thepaper.cn. 2017-04-13. Retrieved 2017-04-13.
- China to build massive city southwest of Beijing, Nikkei Asian Review, 2017-04-03.
- 国家统计局统计用区划代码 Archived 2012-04-07 at the Wayback Machine
- 雄安新区“抢房”亲历记：24小时内的冰火两重天, 2017-04-02, 大公网
- China freezes property sales in new economic zone in Hebei, Reuters
- 雄安新区或借鉴新加坡模式. China Youth Daily. 2017-04-12.