02-22-2008 11:35

On Thursday, China's top economic planner announced that the development plan for the Guangxi Beibu Gulf Zone had been approved and became part of the national development strategy.

China's top economic planner announced that the development plan for the Guangxi Beibu Gulf Zone had been approved and became part of the national development strategy.
China's top economic planner announced that the development
plan for the Guangxi Beibu Gulf Zone had been approved and
became part of the national development strategy.

The Beibu Gulf Zone is located in southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, covering four cities --Nanning, Beihai, Qingzhou and Fangchenggang. Surrounded by Guangdong and Hainan provinces, the zone has emerged as a new highlight of cooperation between China and ASEAN member countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei, near the South China Sea.

Ma Biao, Secretary of CPC Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Regional Committee said "We aim to develop the Pan Beibu Gulf Zone into a logistics, manufacturing, trading and communications center between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations."

The Zone has vowed to adopt a green development approach, and will only give the green light to projects that have passed a compulsory environmental protection assessment. More than half of the zone area has been kept as farm land and industrial parks take up less than ten percent of the area.


Editor:Xiong Qu