Steady Economic Development
In 2016, Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei continued implementing the "Programme". With eyes on their own positionings and targets, the three areas strived to adjust the economic structure, transform the economic development pattern to bolster regional coordinated development. Thus, the regional economy progressed steadily, with the regional economic structure further improved and development quality enhanced. In 2016, the gross domestic product (GDP) of the three areas amounted to 7.46126 trillion yuan, accounting for 10 percent of China's total. Based on comparable prices, the GDP growth rate of Hebei remained almost the same compared with the previous year, while that of Beijing and Tianjin declined by 0.2 percentage point and 0.3 percentage point respectively.