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China pushing Xiongan to become new economic zone

Xiongan, which sits west of Beijing and overlaps three counties, is made up of mainly fields and small factories producing plastic wrapping and textile for Russian clients.


THE trains coming into Baigou station, a village some 120km from Beijing, are full. Those going out are more or less empty. Inside the nearby town, hotels are fully booked, their carparks black with cars coming from all over China.

Three weeks after Xiongan was officially...

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