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Singapore and China to build China’s second eco city

china-tianjin.bmpCHINA WATCH China’s first eco city – Dongtan which lies in eastern China now has its sister city in the northeast: Tianjin.

According to AP, China and Singapore will jointly build up an environmentally friendly city Tianjin in China’s northeast.

Tianjin, the third largest city in China, is only 147 kilometers away from Beijing.

Greenbang China has been there – it feels like walking through the time tunnel to Beijing in the 1990s. As a costal city located on Bohai Gulf in the Pacific Ocean, Tianjin is no better than Beijing in its environmental protection. If you go there in spring, you will experience the same sand storm as it is in Beijing.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Singapore’s prime minister agreed Sunday to jointly develop Tianjin to be an environmentally friendly city in northeastern China.

“This eco-city, to be built in Tianjin, will become another highlight in our relations,” Wen said after signing an agreement with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to launch the project.

The two sides will share expertise and experiences in urban planning, environmental protection, resource conservation, recycling, use of renewable resources and wastewater reuse, the statement said.

1 Comment

  • Roy
    Posted June 5, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    What does it mean, Dongtan has a sister city? Dongtan does not exist. It is only a plan on paper and in Marketers’ fantasies. that’s all.

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