(Enorth.com.cn)In December 1996, Li Ruihuan, standing commissioner of the Political Bureau of the CCCPC and chairman of CPPCC, attended Tianjin Binhai new area’s Haifanglu project work with PLAs and crowd.
In November 1996, Tianjin·Inchon Development Co., Ltd was founded. It was set up by TEDA Investment Co., Ltd, Inchon Government, Korea and Daewoo Group to construct the Tianjin·Inchon Mansion.
In October 1996, Tianjin’s strategic development towards 21st century forum, which was co-organized by State Development Research Center, Tianjin Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China and People’s Government of Tianjin Municipality, discussed the Binhai new area’s development policy.
In September 1996, Wu Bangguo, commissioner of the Political Bureau of the CCCPC and vice-premier of the State Council, came to visit Tianjin Economic and Technological Development Area.
In August 1996, Mr. Lee Shau Kee, Chairman of Hong Kong Henderson Group, visited Binhai new area.
In July 1996, the leadership group of Binhai new area held the 11th plenary meeting. In the meeting, representatives discussed ‘The Basic Thought of Tianjin Binhai New Area’s Development’, ‘The First Half Year’s Economic Development Situation of Binhai New Area’, and ‘The First Half Year of 1996’s Infrastructure Constructions of Binhai New Area’.
In June 1996, Wang Binqian, vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the NPC, led on environment-protection inspection group to come to Binhai new area. The group praised new area’s environment protection work and raised some suggestions on enhancing the protection work.
In May 1996, Li Lanqing, commissioner of the Political Bureau of the CCCPC and vice-premier of the State Council, visited Tianjin Economic and Technological Development Area.
In April 1996, Kunming-Tianjin route was open and on the same day, Zhongtang National Xinghuo Technology Dense Zone in Dagang district passed the inspection by the National Technology Committee and Tianjin Municipal Techonology Committee.
In March 1996, the coal pollution-fathering meeting was held and Ye Disheng, vice-mayor of Tianjin, gave a speech. ‘Binhai New Area Coal Pollution-Fathering Announcement’ was issued.
In January 1996, Binhai Commercial Management College of Tianjin University, the first formal college founded by Binhai new area, was set up in Tanggu district.