China Building Mega-City Around Beijing Six Times Bigger Than NYC

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China is planning a new megalopolis that would be about the size of Kansas with a population six times larger than that of the New York metropolitan area.

Jing-Jin-Ji will connect Beijing, Tianjin and the Hebei Province – “Jing” for Beijing, “Jin” for Tianjin and “Ji,” the traditional name for Hebei – to revamp China’s economy in the north, the New York Times reported.

If it is realized, the new supercity will house 130 million people – larger than a third of the United States – across the three regions that span more than 82,000 square miles, or about the size of Kansas.

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