Loujiang New Town
Loujiang New Town is the main development area for Taicang's urban expansion and the main channel for integration into Shanghai. Its four major areas include the science and education innovation zone, high-speed rail business zone, intelligent manufacturing zone, and international community near Shanghai.
The Science and Education Innovation Zone covers an area of about 9 square kilometers. It will bring together university towns, sports centers, large hospitals, international education, and high-end residential functions. The university towns have now been set up in two well-known universities - Northwestern Polytechnical University and Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University.
The High-speed Rail Business District covers an area of about 5 sq m. It will serves as the transportation hub of the Taicang high-speed rail station and form an industrial system mainly based on tourist distribution, raw materials, and trade headquarters, supplemented by conferences and exhibitions, office building economy, and science and technology industries.
The Intelligent Manufacturing Zone covers an area of about 15 sq m. The focus is on the R&D and production of innovation industries such as Sino-German cooperation projects, intelligent manufacturing, future automobiles, artificial intelligence and new materials, among other things.
International Community near Shanghai covers an area of 12 square kilometers and includes international communities and ecologically livable communities. It will focus on the development of international basic education, high-end health care, and international residential communities.