Beijing's key municipal organs move to sub-center

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Added On January 12, 2019

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Four key municipal organs of Beijing have moved their offices from the downtown area to the eastern suburb of Tongzhou District, the city's sub-center. 
 
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The four organs are the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the Standing Committee of the Beijing Municipal People's Congress, Beijing Municipal People's Government and the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
   
A flag-raising ceremony was held at a square in the office zone of the sub-center Friday morning, marking that the government has formally begun work in the new location. 
   
Secretary of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee Cai Qi said Beijing will strive to turn the sub-center into a model of urban development in a new era and a new landmark for the capital.
   
Beijing is shifting some of its administrative functions out of the city center into Tongzhou to help address problems including traffic congestion and air pollution. 
 
The move is also part of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei integrated development plan.
   
The sub-center aims to accommodate 1.3 million permanent residents by 2035, according to a detailed plan for the sub-center's development.