Former Shanghai mayor to advise on Xiongan New Area - China politics and current affairs news from May 2, 2017 - SupChina

Former Shanghai mayor to advise on Xiongan New Area – China politics and current affairs news from May 2, 2017


The South China Morning Post reports that Xu Kuangdi 徐匡迪, the “septuagenarian former Shanghai mayor…who played a key role in transforming that city’s riverside Pudong backwater into China’s financial hub,” has become Xi Jinping’s “key advisor” on the Xiongan New Area project. Xiongan is a brand new city planned for an area in Hebei province about 100 km (62 miles) southwest of Beijing. Xu spent much of life researching, teaching, and working in steel production.


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