The twenty-two cities and regions across Europe will collaborate with twenty-two Chinese counterparts in IURC Programme. Between 2021 and 2023, they will cooperate in the areas of ecological transition and green deal, urban/regional renewal and social cohesion, innovative sustainable development, and carbon-neutral ecosystems. The cooperation will focus on the timely cross-cutting challenges facing both Europe and China: Digital transformation and smart cities, climate change and energy transition, and post-COVID recovery.
The 22 Chinese cities cover municipalities, sub-provincial cities, provincial capitals and other dynamic cities, new districts, and development areas. Widely distributed in the east, central, west and northeast of China, they embody China´s regional and urbanization strategies. They have unique local resources and achieved notable performance in urban innovation and sustainable development, such as digitization, renewable energy, urban renewal, and ecological transition. They are:
Beijing, Tianjin, Chongqing Liangjiang New Area, Dalian, Hangzhou, Jinan, Qingdao, Chengdu, Wuhan, Xi’an, Hohhot, Nanchang, Suzhou, Yangzhou, Hefei, Zhengzhou, Hunan Xiangjiang New Area, Guangzhou Development Zone, Liuzhou, Haikou, Kunming, Wenzhou.