The IUC Asia programme works with cities from Europe and Asia in different areas:
- Sustainable Urban Development: Cross-city pairings between European and Chinese cities
- Energy and Climate Action: Cities from China, the Republic of Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia
I. Chongqing, China
Chongqing is the only one centrally-administered municipality in western China, with an area of over 82 thousand km2 and a population of over 30 million people.
Chongqing is the largest automotive production base in China. Liangjiang New Area in Chongqing, growing very fast in recent years, has been desinated as a key district to cooperate with Europe under IUC Program, especially in such sectors as intelligent manufacturing industry, transport logistics, biomedicine and trade, etc.
II. Longyan, China
Longyan is located in west of Fujian province, located at the intersection of three provinces: Fujian, Guangdong and Jiangxi. It has a population of over three million.
With abundant ecological, cultural and tourism resources, Longyan is keen to exchange with European cities on urban policies including green and low-carbon development, cultural, tourism and education promotion.
III. Zhengzhou, China
As the capital city of Henan province located in central China, Zhengzhou has a population of nearly 10 million and its urbanization rate in 2016 is 71%.
Zhengzhou is an important hub city in national web of railway, aviation, highway, electricity, a national base for ICT industry, automobile&equipment manufacturing industry, as well as a modern commerce & trade logistics center. It is a key hub city along China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative.
IV. Shantou, China
Shantou is one of the five Special Economic Zones in China, located in the east of Guangdong province, with population of 5.5 million. It is one the earliest port city opening to foreign commerce and trade in China.
The Overseas Chinese Economic and Cultural Cooperation Experimental Zone identifies the focus of cooperation with EU on advanced education, smart city, intelligent manufacturing, etc.
V. Changchun Jingyue, China
Jingyue High and New Technology Industrial Development Zone in Changchun, capital of Jilin province was established in 1995, with a population of over 300 thousand people.
Jingyue zone focuses on such industries as modern services, cultural and high-tech industry, headquarters economy, digital media, automotive and electronics.
Haikou is the capital city of Hainan province and the political, economic, cultural and transportation center of Hainan. It has a total population of 2.27 million and an area of 2305 km2.
Haikou is the gateway city for the development of Chinese South Sea. The ratio of primary, secondary and tertiary industry in Haikou is: 4.6 : 18.1 : 77.3.
Kunming is the capital of Yunnan province, with a total population of 6.67 million and an area of 21,473km2. In 2017, the city’s GDP totaled 485.8 billion RMB, GDP per capita at 10,600 USD.
Kunming is the regional international city in south-west China, serving as the main gateway of China to ASEAN countries and South-Asian countries.
Liuzhou is the second largest city and the most important industrial city of Guangxi province. It has a population of 4 million, an area of 18,600 km2, and its urbanization rate at 64%. The main industries include automotive, machinery, metal processing, medical sectors and chemical industry.
Liuzhou is the logistic hub for product processing to ASIAN countries.
Weinan is the 2nd biggest city of Shaanxi province in terms of population. It has a total population of 5.8 million and an area of 13,134 km2. In 2017, the city’s GDP totaled 165.7 billion RMB, GDP per capita at 4,877 USD. It has a municipal budget of 7.2 billion RMB. The ratio of primary, secondary and tertiary industry is 15.0 : 55.1 : 29.9 and the main industries of Weinan include metal processing, energy and chemical industry.
Weinian has the sister city relationship with Szeged (Hungary).
Yantai is currently the second largest industrial city in Shandong, next to Qingdao. It has a population of 7 million, and a total land area of 13,756 km2 . In 2017, the city’s GDP totaled 734 billion RMB, GDP per capita at 14812 USD. It has a municipal budget of 57 billion RMB.
The main industries are machinery, equipment, automobiles and parts, electronics and information, artificial fibre and textiles, food processing, refined chemicals, and bio-pharmaceutics.