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Shanghai unveils plan for seven new satellite cities

By Yu Ran | China Daily | Updated: 2011-06-30 08:11

SHANGHAI - As the key goal in the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015) for Shanghai, the city will focus on the urban planning of suburbs in seven new satellite cities and on developing links with neighboring cities in the Yangtze River Delta.

The municipal city held a news conference on Monday to announce a long-term plan to move development from the downtown area to the suburbs.

"The development of new cities in the suburban area will help Shanghai to become an international city with a well-balanced urban and rural development system and to lead the upgrading restructure of the Yangtze River Delta," said Hu Jun, deputy director of the Shanghai Municipal Planning, Land and Resources Administration.

Shanghai unveils plan for seven new satellite cities

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