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Shunyi District

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Time zone
China Standard (UTC+8)

Local time
Sunday 8:29 PM


1,020 km²

Area code

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People's Republic of China

Township-level divisions
6 subdistricts 19 towns

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Points of interest
Health Bridge Wetland

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Shunyi District (simplified Chinese: 顺义区; traditional Chinese: 順義區; pinyin: Shùnyì Qū) is an administrative district of Beijing, located outside of the city proper. As of 2014, the population of the district is around 983,000, of which approximately 601,000 have local residency permits. The Beijing Capital International Airport is located in the geographical boundaries of the district, though it is technically under the jurisdiction of Chaoyang district.


Map of Shunyi, Beijing, China

Shunyi has large communities of foreign expatriates.


Shunyi District has an area of 1,020 square kilometres (390 sq mi) and a long-term resident population of approximately 983,000 as of 2013. The district is divided into 5 subdistricts of the city of Shunyi, the Airport subdistrict, and 19 towns. The urban area of Shunyi (2000 Census population 104,952 in Subdistricts) has an area of 19 km2 (7.3 sq mi) and has an estimated urban area population of 190,000. Other important urban areas are Tianzhu/Jichang (55,000 estimated population, Jichang is an exclave of Chaoyang District surrounded by Shunyi District), Houshayu (45,000), Yangzhen (22,000), and Mapo (22,000).[1]

Southern Shunyi is a hive of construction activity - not unlike hundreds of other parts of China. In the Tianzhu Development Zone - the region abutting the airport to the west - the largest international exhibition centre in China has just been opened. The first exhibition was a clothing exhibition was held from March 29 to 31, 2008 and the second was the Auto Show 2008 from April 22 to April 28, 2008. So far, eight exhibition halls of the Chinese International Exhibition Centre have been built : East and West Halls, numbered 1 through 4; a temporary West 7 hall was built especially for the Auto Show and has been taken down. East and West 5 and 6 will be built on the current grounds of Beijing Limai School which will be moving 5 km (3.1 mi) west and changing its name to Beijing Xin Yingcai School in early June 2008. East 7 will be built on the territory currently occupied by the village of Hualikanr.

The International School of Beijing (ISB) is located in Shunyi District in the region known as the "Beijing Central Villas District" - the area immediately to the south of the new International Exhibition Centre - more particularly just north of Yosemite Villa. Across the road from ISB is the new campus of the British International School which moved to this location during the summer of 2009. From west to east, the villas include EuroVillage, River Garden, Le Leman Lake, Capital Paradise, Gahood, Yosemite and Dragon Bay Villa and Rose & Gingko. In addition to having many different housing complexes there are also several small shopping malls nearby including Europlaza, Pinnacle Plaza and Lakeview.

The Beijing 2008 Olympics rowing, canoeing, and kayaking events was held at the newly built Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park as well.

When Beijing Capital International Airport was first built, Shunyi was a subdistrict of Chaoyang. When Shunyi was promoted to full districtship, Chaoyang maintained direct control over the airport so although the airport is completely surrounded by Shunyi district, it is not administratively in Shunyi; it pays its taxes to the Chaoyang government.

Administrative divisions

There are 6 subdistricts and 19 towns with 7 towns of which carry the "area" (地区) label within the district:


The district is linked to the city proper through a series of arterial roads. The Northern Approach Route of the Airport Expressway passes through Shunyi District. Shunyi district is served by Line 15 of the Beijing Subway.

The urban center of Shunyi is near the north-eastern 6th Ring Road.


Shunyi is currently served by two metro lines operated by Beijing Subway:

  •      Line 15 - China International Exhibition Center, Hualikan, Houshayu, Nanfaxin, Shimen, Shunyi, Fengbo
  •      Airport Express - Terminal 3
  • Economy

    Air China has its headquarters in Zone A of the Tianzhu Airport Industrial Zone (天竺空港工业区) in the Shunyi District. Okay Airways has its headquarters in a separate Air China facility.

    Beijing Hyundai Motor Company, a joint-venture with Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company and the Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co. has its head office and factory in the Linhe Industrial Development Zone (林河工业开发区) in Shunyi District.

    Ritchie Bros Auctioneers (Beijing) Co. Ltd. (利氏兄弟拍卖(北京)有限公司), a subsidiary of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers of Canada, is an investor in the Tianzhu Free Trade Zone and is the first wholly foreign-owned auction company in China.

    Diplomatic missions

    The warehouse of the Embassy of the United States, Beijing is located in the Beijing Tianzhu Airport Industrial Zone in Shunyi.


    Public high schools:

  • Beijing Shunyi District No. 1 High School (北京市顺义区第一中学)
  • Niulanshan No.1 High School
  • Beijing Shunyi District Yangzhen No. 1 Middle School (ZH)
  • International schools located in Shunyi District include:

  • International School of Beijing Shunyi Campus
  • The British School of Beijing, Shunyi
  • Dulwich College Beijing - Legend Garden Campus (ages 7–18) and Legend Early Years Campus (ages 1–4)
  • International Montessori School of Beijing River Garden Campus and Champagne Cove Campus
  • Beijing New Talent Academy
  • Beijing International Bilingual Academy
  • KinStar International Bilingual School
  • Springboard International Bilingual School
  • Closed:

  • Swedish School Beijing - Gahood Villa (嘉浩别墅)
  • Beijing REGO British School
  • References

    Shunyi District Wikipedia

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