The Beijing Central Business District
, or Beijing CBD
(), is the primary area of finance
, and business services in Beijing
. Beijing CBD occupies 3.99 km<sup>2</sup> of the Chaoyang District
on the east side of the city. Geographically situated to the east of the city center, sandwiched between the 3rd Ring Road
and the 4th Ring Road
, the Beijing CBD is currently undergoing large-scale development.
As Beijing is becoming one of the most important international financial centers
in China, Beijing CBD was recently positioned as the secondary core area in Beijing's International Financial Center Development strategic plan published in May, 2008. Beijing CBD is also emerging as China's media center as Beijing Television
Station (BTV) just moved in its new headquarters (Beijing TV Centre
) in this area and the new CCTV Headquarters
is soon to be completed by the end of 2008.
In the eight years since the government decided to speed up construction of the district, the Beijing CBD has attracted 117 Fortune 500 businesses in the financial, media, information technology, consulting and service industries. More than 60 percent of overseas-funded companies in Beijing are in the CBD. A majority of foreign embassies in Beijing - the No 1, No 2 and No 3 embassy
districts are now concentrated in the Beijing CBD and its neighboring areas.
The Beijing CBD Administrative Committee, established in 2001, is in charge of planning and management and aims to... Read More