Jing-Jin-Ji: China’s future 130 million man megacity
March 27, 2017
According to a new government report China is planning to expand Jing-Jin-Ji into a 130 million inhabitant megalopolis
(VERO BEACH, FLA) In a plan released on Wednesday March 22nd Beijing plans to use Jing-Jin-Ji in conjunction with Shanghai’s Yangtze River Delta Economic Region and the Western China’s “One Belt, One Road” program to boost their domestic economy over the next 100 years.
Jing-Jin-Ji, which means “Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei”, was the recipient of a $36bn investment by the Chinese government in November 2016, with the goal of building 700 miles of rail by 2020.
Located on the northeast coast of China, Jing-Jin-Ji is expected to receive hundreds of billions of dollars from Beijing to build out their public transportation infrastructure, which will connect the approximately 130 million inhabitants of “The Celestial City” to the port city of Tianjin and 11 other cities in Hebei province.
Part of the long term investment includes 8 new intercity railways by 2020, with a total of 24 completed by 2050. According to the government report the goal is “one-hour commuting circle” across the entire area. Currently most Beijing residents expect up to 6 hours of travel between home and work.
A crucial part of the strategy, according to NBC News’ Eric Baculinao, is the revitalization of Tianjin as a base for advanced manufacturing and international shipping.
“Beijing would remain as the nation’s capital and its political and cultural center,” Baculinao wrote in a report filed Saturday. “While Hebei province would shift to clean manufacturing and wholesale trading.”
In October 2015, the Paulson Institute, a think tank founded by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, examined the viability of treating the development of the Jing-Jin-Ji region as a model for sustainable economic growth in accordance with UN Agenda 2030.
“All eyes are on the Jing-Jin-Ji region as a testing ground for innovative solutions,” Kate Gordan, Paulson Institute Vice Chair of Climate and Sustainable Urbanization, wrote in the report.
“China’s Jing-Jin-Ji region has the opportunity to move toward a truly sustainable economy, in both financial and environmental terms,” Gordan wrote. “Lessons from the U.S. and its own experiences with this kind of transition—whether positive or negative—are highly relevant to China.”
On the March 16th and 17th editions of TRUNEWS, host Rick Wiles described what he was told about the development of an artificially intelligent Global Brain at the 2017 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain.
Rick detailed how a ubiquitous membrane of low Earth orbit satellites fielding the new 5G network will be brought in and implemented through the auspices of sustainable economic growth and UN Agenda 2030.
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