The Changchun Hi-tech Development Zone (CHDZ), one of the nation’s top 10 State-level hi-tech zones, has released large scale expansion plans.
The northern area of the hi-tech zone, located in the northeastern part of Changchun, the capital city of northeast China’s Jilin province, has been approved by the provincial government as a pioneering zone for a new strategic program in the province — the integrated development plan of Changchun, Jilin City and the Tumen River area.
The Tumen River area, which covers territories in China, Russia and North Korea, is already part of a United States-sponsored development program, targeting large-scale regional economic cooperation in Northeast Asia.
The key elements of the new plan include the consolidation of the existing southern area and the enhanced development of its newly established northern zone.
The administrative center headquarters for the Sino-Russian scientific and technological cooperation projects (illustrated) will be in the hi-tech area.
Automobile, biology and medicine, photoelectronics, new materials and new energies, high-quality foodstaff and high-end service industries have been designated as the pillars of the hi-tech zone for the foreseeable future.
China View reported that to increase support for the development of the hi-tech zone, two other centers — a 16 sq km logistics center and the 17.84 sq km northeastern Changchun business center — are also planned for the northern area.