'New areas' established in China over the years
( chinadaily.com.cn )
Newly constructed buildings in Liangjiang New Area, Southwest China's Chongqing municipality. [Photo/VCG]
3. Liangjiang New Area
Chongqing's Liangjiang New Area was established in 2010 and it is the first national level development area in inland China. With a total area of 1,200 square km, Liangjiang New Area is located north of the Yangtze River and east of the Jialing River.
The State Council designated five strategic orientations for the new area: demonstration area for scientific development, gateway of the inland region, a pilot zone for urban-rural reform, an advanced manufacturing and modern service center and a financial and innovation center in the upstream Yangtze River.