Shanghai Hongqiao Central Business District (CBD) is located west of downtown Shanghai and covers 86 square kilometers. 27-square-kilometers of its total area contain its main function area and the remaining 59- square-kilometers are for expansion. The core area of Hongqiao CBD is about 4.7 square kilometers.

Positioned as a first class global business district, Hongqiao CBD will integrate the function and development of high-end business and trading, and conventions and exhibitions. It will also serve as transportation hub to spur on the city’s economic development and promote the adjustment of urban space layout and boost the construction of the Shanghai International Trade Center.

The zone will act as a new engine for further development in the Yangtze River Delta area, according to the 13th Five-Year Development Plan (2016-20) recently released by the Shanghai Municipal Government. 

To achieve its goal, the Hongqiao CBD administration committee said it will accelerate construction work and integrate a series of development characteristics.

By the end of 2015, a total of 288 buildings at the core area (82 percent of the total number of buildings) were completed. So far, more than 220 international and domestic enterprises have settled in the Hongqiao CBD

As a first-class global business hub, Hongqiao Central Business District (CBD) is known as the western center of Shanghai and boasts many advantages. 

Geographical advantage

Hongqiao CBD is situated in downtown Shanghai, with huge swathes of land to its west as its hinterland. No more than 300 kilometers away from dozens of major cities in the Yangtze River Delta, Hongqiao CBD is the first stop when entering Shanghai by aircraft, high-speed railway or vehicle. 


Hongqiao Integrated Transportation Hub is an unparalleled transportation complex  containing multiple transportation infrastructures, including an international airport, and high-speed railway terminal. It benefits the regional economy and social development and improves the efficiency and level of service in Shanghai. This  creates more opportunities for regional communication and cooperation in the Yangtze River Delta.


Based on the experience of economic reform and industrial development in last 30 years, Hongqiao CBD is a high-end business district in a new period and new stage. 

It explores and learns from domestic and foreign business districts and tries to avoid the shortcomings of other business districts. The experience and lessons of world famous CBDs are fully considered before any final plans and designs are submitted.

Relative cost advantage

Hongqiao CBD shares the infrastructure of Shanghai’s downtown area and also possessing infrastructure and construction projects with a total investment of more than 100 billion yuan ($15.34 billion). Its unique geographical advantage and transport advantage will be effectively transformed into information and talent accumulation, which play important roles in getting information, coordinating resources, managing production, developing new markets, reducing operating costs and improving operational efficiency.

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