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Prosperous, livable, smart and modern coastal city-Binhai,Tianjin

Updated : 2019-06-19

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Tianjin Binhai New Area, located in the eastern coastal area of Tianjin, the intersectional area of the Bohai Sea economic zone and the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei metropolitan area, is the eastern starting point of the Eurasian Continental Bridge. 

The area covers 2,270 square meters, and has a 153 km coastline and a 3,000 square meters maritime zone. Binhai New Area has 3 million inhabitants and 21 streets, it also has five functional areas: the Tianjin Economic and Technology Development Area, the Tianjin Free Trade Zone, the Tianjin Binhai Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, the Dongjiang Free Trade Zone and Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city.

In October 2005, Tianjin Binhai New Area became part of the National Development Strategy. In May 2006, it was selected as a pilot zone for overall reform, and set development goals and functional orientations. Binhai New Area takes advantage of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei development to serve the Bohai-sea region and to function as the gate to Northern China, a high-end modern manufacturing and R&D research base, and a northern international shipping and logistics center. It prides itself as well on being a livable ecological new city.

The administrative region of Binhai New Area was built at the end of 2009 in one simple department. Then, in 2013, it was reformed under a new management structure.


In September 1995, initial overall planning of Binhai New Area proposed a development model of a port-centric international free trade zone.

In October 1995, Tianjin Airport was named Tianjin Binhai International Airport.

In April 1997, the Tianjin Port EDI Center opened as an important project of the Ninth-Five Year Plan (1996-2000).

In January 2001, the construction of Binhai New Area was listed as one of the “20th Century Events of Tianjin”.

On April 26, 2006, the State Council approved promotion of the development of Binhai New Area.

In July 2006, the State Council stressed the urban orientation of Tianjin – it was to become an international port city, the economic center of North China and an ecocity with a prosperous economy, civilized society, perfect facilities and an elegant environment.

On November 9, 2009, Binhai New Area launched reform of its administration system to help it become an economic hub for local development similar to the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone and the Pudong New District of Shanghai. The State Council approved establishment of the Binhai New Area as a merger of the administrative regions of Tanggu district, Hangu district and Dagang district.