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China Approves Plan to Boost Economic Growth of Northern Region

  • Program covers Beijing, Tianjin and northeastern provinces
  • Plan includes opening regions to more foreign investment

China has approved a plan to attract foreign investment and boost economic growth in cities and provinces linked to the coastal regions of the northern Bohai Sea, according to a statement the State Council posted on the central government’s website Sunday.

The State Council, the country’s cabinet, called on the governments of the cities of Beijing and Tianjin and the provinces of Hebei, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning and Shandong to increase the efficiency of economic growth and coordinate their efforts, according to the approval notice dated Sept. 15.