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New city to pilot Taicang-Shanghai cooperation

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: July 9, 2021

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A design sketch of Taicang's Loujiang New City, which will become a pilot area for integrating Taicang into Shanghai's development. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Jiangsu's Taicang, a city that borders northwestern Shanghai, is seeking more cooperation with the international metropolis, local media reported on July 8.

Local government authorities in Taicang said the city will enhance cooperation with Shanghai in eight sectors, including transportation, industry, innovation, talent, and ecology.

The expansion of the Jiading-Minhang Metro Line will link two Shanghai districts to Taicang, shortening the travel time to just one hour.

"The developing transport network will help channel more resources from the Yangtze River Delta region to Taicang," said Xu Qin, director of the Taicang transport bureau.

Located along the border of the two cities, the Loujiang New City has been designated as a pilot area for cooperation between Shanghai and Taicang.

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Loujiang New City is expected to be divided into a manufacturing cluster, a central business district centering Taicang Railway Station, a park for education and innovation, and an international community. [Photo/WeChat account: tcfbgw]

Loujiang New City will develop a central business district around Taicang Railway Station, the Taicang campuses of Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University and Northwestern Polytechnical University, as will as the Taicang branch of Shanghai's Ruijin Hospital.

The new city will transfer its geographical advantages and function as a bridgehead in Taicang's integration into Shanghai's metropolis circle, according to authorities.

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