The Jing-Jin-Ji city cluster composes of two municipalities (Beijing and Tianjin), 11 prefecture-level cities (including Shijiazhuang, Baoding, etc. in Hebei Province), and the newly established Xiong'an. With only 2% of the nation’s land area and 6.5% of the total population, the Jing-Jin-Ji cluster contributes to 9% of the national GDP. Being the only one located in the Northern part of China out of a total of five major urban clusters, the Jing-Jin-Ji cluster plays a crucial role in the national economic landscape.

 

Substantial progress began to be seen on the integration of the Jing-Jin-Ji area from the approval of “An Outline Plan for the Integrated Development the Jing-Jin-Ji Region” in 2015. As relative details and conditions for development gained clarity over the years, the Jing-Jin-Ji cluster is expected to make breakthrough progress and overcome obstacles allowing the region to enter a new period of accelerated development. The concentrated delivery of infrastructure over the next few years will be the key driving factor for pushing forward integrated development in this region.

 

What is the integrated development of Jing-Jin-Ji city cluster leading to? What industries and functions will be developed in each city? What are the implications for real estate?