The State Council approved the Bohai Rim region cooperation development plan on Sept 27.
The State Council urged the governments of Beijing and Tianjin municipalities, Hebei, Shanxi, Liaoning and Shandong provinces, and the Inner Mongolia autonomous region to adapt to the economic new normal and improve the quality and efficiency of economic development.
The State Council also advocated that they promote coordinated regional development.
The plan aims to turn the region into a new driver of the country’s economic development and industrial transformation and upgrading. It’s hoped that it will be a demonstration area for innovative coordinated regional development and an all-around open and cooperative gateway to the Asia-Pacific region.
The governments were also asked to clarify the division of responsibilities and tasks and map out concrete plans to put the plan into practice.
Speeding up the Bohai Rim region cooperation development is an important measure to further boost the Belt and Road Initiative and Beijing-Tianjing-Hebei coordinated development, the State Council said.