Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA)

Updated : 2019-06-14

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Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) is one of the first batch of 14 state-level development zones approved by the State Council on December 6, 1984.

When Deng Xiaoping, chief architect of China's reform and opening up, inspected TEDA in August 1986, he wrote "There is great hope in the zone." After more than thirty years of development, TEDA has the largest economy scale, the highest degree of extroversion and the best comprehensive investment environment among other national development zones in China.

There were 49 state-level economic and technological development zones and five state-level industrial parks by the end of the "Tenth Five-year Plan" period. Among which, TEDA ranked No 1 for 11 consecutive years in the investment environment assessment.

TEDA is surrounded by China's vast north-east and north-west regions. It is close to Northeast Asia and the rapidly emerging Asia-Pacific economic circle. It is an important window and channel for China's opening up. TEDA is close to the largest international trade port - Tianjin Port and is close to one of China's major air cargo centers - Tianjin Binhai International Airport.

Ten Major Areas in TEDA

TEDA East:

Established in 1984 with a planned area of 40 square kilometers, the area is positioned as a base of advanced manufacturing, high-end service and technology research and development and transformation. It strives to become an emerging urban complex of international, modern and ecological advanced industries, as well as a core and signature part of Binhai New Area.

TEDA West:

Established in 2003 with a planned area of 48 square kilometers, the area is positioned as a high-end manufacturing base of Binhai New Area and the main engine of the recent economic development of TEDA. It is estimated that by 2020, the total industrial output value of TEDA West will reach 250 billion yuan.

Tianjin Nangang Industrial Zone:

Established in 2009 with a planned area of 200 square kilometers, the area is positioned as a world-class petrochemical industry base, the national energy reserve base, the modern metallurgical and equipment manufacturing base, the national recycling economy demonstration zone and the marine economy demonstration zone.

TEDA Middle Zone:

Established in 2013 with a planned area of 58 square kilometers, the area is positioned as the base for new energy, new materials and light equipment, energy-saving environmental protection and other high-end industries, and another important point of economic growth after TEDA West. It is estimated that by 2020, the total industrial output value of the zone will reach 200 billion yuan.

Modern Industrial Park:

Established in 1996 with a planned area of 20.17 square kilometers, the area is positioned as the base for the development of leading industries including automobiles and electronics as well as strategic emerging industries such as new energy, new materials and health industries.

Yat-sen Scientific Industrial Park:

Established in 1993 with a planned area of 2.88 square kilometers, the area is positioned as a distinctive science and technology park with active utilization of Beijing’s resources.

Micro-electronics Industrial Park:

Established in 1996 with a planned area of 2.3 square kilometers, the area is positioned as an electronic industry gathering base and science and technology park.

South Emerging Industries Zone:

Established in 2012 with a planned area of 26 square kilometers, the area is positioned as an advanced manufacturing base and an economic growth point for TEDA.

FAW Volkswagen Production Base of North China:

Established in 2016 with a planned area of 8.78 square kilometers, the area is positioned as the new vehicle and parts integrated industrial base in North China.

TEDA WIT Valley:

Established in 2011 with a planned area of 5.17 square kilometers, the area is positioned as the base for advanced manufacturing, new energy sources and new materials with coordinated development and construction of the Modern Industrial Park.

Maritime Traffic

3 kilometers to Tianjin Port

Connecting over 400 ports of more than 180 countries and regions

Land Transportation

Railway: 30-minute inter-city high-speed railway connecting Beijing and Tianjin

Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Express: 22 minutes to downtown Tianjin and 56 minutes to downtown Beijing

Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Rail: 5 hours to downtown Shanghai

City Light Rail: 40 minutes to downtown Tianjin

Highway: 40 kilometers to downtown Tianjin and 138 kilometers to downtown Beijing

19 Highways and 6 National Highways

Air Traffic

38 kilometers to Tianjin Binhai International Airport

180 kilometers to Beijing Capital International Airport