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   Langfang City is in the central east of Hebei Province, by the Capital Beijing on the North, Tianjin on the East, Cangzhou on the South and the ancient city—Baoding on the West. Being situated between Beijing and Tianjin, and in the hinterland of Bohai Economic Rim, Langfang is well-known as “the bright pearl on the corridor of Beijing and Tianjin”, “the corridor (Lang) connecting Beijing and Tianjin and the lane (Fang) around Bohai Sea region”. In April 1989, Langfang was approved as the prefecture-level city under provincial jurisdiction by the State Council, which now governs two districts--Guangyang and Anci, two county-level cities--Sanhe and Bazhou, and six counties--Dachang, Xianghe, Yongqing, Gu’an, Wen’an and Dacheng. It covers an area of 6,429 square kilometers with the main urban area of 54 square kilometers. By the end of 2014, the total population of Langfang city has reached to 4,601,000, GRDP has achieved 217.60 billion yuan and total financial revenue 40.67 billion yuan.


  Unique Location Advantage. Langfang is in the geographic center of urban agglomeration of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province, lies between two cosmopolitan cities(Beijing and Tianjin), and all the 10 counties (cities and districts) under its jurisdiction bordered on Beijing and Tianjin. As “the Corridor and Golden Mile between Beijing and Tianjin”, its urban area is 40 kilometers to Tian’anmen Square in Beijing, 60 kilometers to the central area of Tianjin, 70 kilometers to the two large airports of Beijing and Tianjin, 100 kilometers to Tianjin Port and closely neighbors the Beijing New Airport under planning. With 8 expressways and 5 trunk railways running through as well as 11 national and provincial highways crisscrossing, Langfang is one of the densest areas of railways and highways in China.


  Long History.  4000 years ago, “the Yellow Emperor passed Anxu first when he administered the land under heaven for building all the countries”, “Anxu” is now the Anci District. During the Spring and Autumn Period and Warring States Period, the present territory of Langfang belonged to the Yan State, and Yuyang county and Guangyang county in Qin Dynasty, Youzhou and Jizhou in Han and Tang Dynasties respectively, Hebei east road and Nanjing avenue in Liao and Song Dynasties respectively, Zhongshu province in Yuan Dynasty, Shuntian District in Ming Dynasty and Zhili province in Qing Dynasty. At the end of Qing Dynasty, the Boxers had achieved the “Langfang Victory” against the Eight-Power Allied Forces. In the early days after liberation, it was called Tianjin subprovincial administrative region. In 1969, the administrative center was moved to Langfang from Tianjin and was called Langfang Prefecture in 1974. In 1989, the prefecture was canceled and the city was set up, the administrative system of city leading counties was implemented. 


  Prosperous Arts and Humanities.So many celebrities emerged in Langfang, such as the famous litterateur Zhang Hua in the Western Jin Dynasty, the great poet Wang Zhihuan in Tang Dynasty, the famous minister Lv Duan in the Northern Song Dynasty characterized by “penny foolish and pound wise”, the great litterateur Su Xun in Song Dynasty and the famous minister Shi Tianze in Yuan Dynasty, the peasant uprising leaders Liu Liu and Liu Qi in Ming Dynasty, and many excellent representatives such as Dong Haichuan--the world-famous founder of the Eight Diagrams Palm, Bai Yunpeng--the famous founder of story-telling in Beijing dialect with drum accompaniment of Bai Yunpeng style all left their footprints on the land of Langfang. The resounding and bold Yanshan Lento originated in Sanhe, the simple and pure West River Bass Drum originated in Wen’an, the euphemistic and vigorous story telling in Beijing dialect with drum accompaniment originated in Ancit and Qujiaying music is honored as treasure of Chinese folk music. Langfang is one of the birthplaces of loong and phoenix culture, where has many folk stories, legends, ballads and folk customs about loong and phoenix culture. In August 2011, Langfang City was named as the country’s first “Homeland of Chinese Loong and Phoenix Culture” by China Society for the Study of Folk Literature and Art.


  Beautiful Environment. Langfang is the first entire city elected as the State Demonstration Area of ISO14001 Environment Management System in the country and the National Sustainable Development Experimental Area. It has ranked in the China Excellent Tourism City, National Model City for Environmental Protection, National Garden City, and National Model City for Greening and National Advanced City for Scientific-Technical Progress and has won the China Habitat Environment Award. Langfang always devotes itself to “introduce forest into the city and build the city in the forest” and implements five major environment protection projects of “blue sky, green water, clean soil, greening and quiet environment”. The greening coverage rate of its urban area has reached to 46%, the per capita green area is 14m2, and so it is known as the “natural oxygen bar” between Beijing and Tianjin. The decontamination rate of refuse has reached to 95% and the natural gas household popularization rate has reached to 90%.


  Superior Investment Environment. Langfang views urban construction with minimal bureaucracy, lowest charging standard and highest working efficiency in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei region as the goal and strives to enhance the administrative effectiveness. It reduces the administrative examination and approval items in successive years, sets up the administrative examination and approval service system of “one-window” open to public, “all-in-one” official business handling and “one-station” service and formed the service mode of high-efficiency, zero defect and full coverage. More than 30 world top 500 enterprises and over 200 famous multinational corporations from America, Germany, France, Japan, Korea etc have settled in Langfang by now.


  Promising future. Langfang is a vigorous city with the best growing potential. Now, it has become a famous garden-type, ecological and livable city that integrates high-tech industries and modern manufacturing industries. In front of the new situation, the Municipal Party Committee and the Municipal Government of Langfang leading its peoples to build the “influential Langfang, ecological Langfang, intelligent Langfang, leisure Langfang, business Langfang, cultural Langfang, harmonious Langfang and happy Langfang” with the best efforts and advance toward the target of “taking the lead in realizing scientific development and taking the lead in building up the all-round well-to-do society” in the province while focusing on the future development tendency, centering on the development orientation of “electronic information corridor of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, leisure and business center around Bohai Sea region” and taking “implementing fine management and pursuing high-end development” as the philosophy. After paying attention to Shenzhen in 1980s and focusing on Pudong in 1990s, Langfang in the metropolitan area around Bohai Sea will become the new highlight of China in the 21st century.

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