Location of Chaoyang District in Beijing
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Township-level divisions||41 subdistricts|
|District seat||Jianwai Subdistrict (建外街道)|
|• Total||475 km2 (183 sq mi)|
|Elevation||34 m (112 ft)|
|• Density||7,500/km2 (19,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Chaoyang District (simplified Chinese: 朝阳区; traditional Chinese: 朝陽區; pinyin: Cháoyáng Qū; lit. 'facing the sun') is a core district of Beijing. It borders the districts of Shunyi to the northeast, Tongzhou to the east and southeast, Daxing to the south, Fengtai to the southwest, Dongcheng, Xicheng and Haidian to the west, and Changping to the northwest.
Chaoyang is home to the majority of Beijing's many foreign embassies, the well-known Sanlitun bar street, as well as Beijing's growing central business district. The Olympic Green, built for the 2008 Summer Olympics, is also in Chaoyang. Chaoyang extends west to Chaoyangmen on the eastern 2nd Ring Road, and nearly as far east as the Ximazhuang toll station on the Jingtong Expressway. Within the urban area of Beijing, it occupies 475 square kilometres (183 sq mi), making it the central city's largest district, with Haidian second. As of 2005, Chaoyang had a total population of 3,642,000, making it the most populous district in Beijing. The district has jurisdiction over 22 subdistrict offices and 20 area offices. Chaoyang is also home to Silk Street, and many other market areas, shopping malls, and restaurant strips.
Chaoyang is divided into 24 subdistricts, and 19 townships of which carry the "area" (地区) label:
|Name||Chinese (S)||Hanyu Pinyin||Population (2010)||Area (km2)|
|Jianwai Subdistrict||建外街道||Jiànwài Jiēdào||34,692||4.40|
|Chaowai Subdistrict||朝外街道||Cháowài Jiēdào||39,999||2.20|
|Hujialou Subdistrict||呼家楼街道||Hūjiālóu Jiēdào||61,588||2.80|
|Sanlitun Subdistrict||三里屯街道||Sānlǐtún Jiēdào||35,394||2.90|
|Zuojiazhuang Subdistrict||左家庄街道||Zuǒjiāzhuāng Jiēdào||80,249||4.17|
|Xiangheyuan Subdistrict||香河园街道||Xiānghéyuán Jiēdào||51,880||2.50|
|Heping Street Subdistrict||和平街街道||Hépíngjiē Jiēdào||108,406||4.54|
|Anzhen Subdistrict||安贞街道||Ānzhēn Jiēdào||68,454||3.60|
|Yayuncun Subdistrict||亚运村街道||Yàyùncūn Jiēdào||72,415||5.13|
|Xiaoguan Subdistrict||小关街道||Xiǎoguān Jiēdào||68,363||2.58|
|Jiuxianqiao Subdistrict||酒仙桥街道||Jiǔxiānqiáo Jiēdào||62,127||5.30|
|Maizidian Subdistrict||麦子店街道||Màizidiàn Jiēdào||31,741||6.80|
|Tuanjiehu Subdistrict||团结湖街道||Tuánjiéhú Jiēdào||37,674||1.23|
|Liulitun Subdistrict||六里屯街道||Liùlǐtún Jiēdào||107,943||4.40|
|Balizhuang Subdistrict||八里庄街道||Bālǐzhuāng Jiēdào||107,542||4.40|
|Shuangjing Subdistrict||双井街道||Shuāngjǐng Jiēdào||96,898||43.80|
|Jinsong Subdistrict||劲松街道||Jìnsōng Jiēdào||106,983||5.20|
|Panjiayuan Subdistrict||潘家园街道||Pānjiāyuán Jiēdào||113,115||4.30|
|Fatou Subdistrict||垡头街道||Fátóu Jiēdào||54,872||9.60|
|Datun Subdistrict||大屯街道||Dàtún Jiēdào||141,433||10.01|
|Wangjing Subdistrict||望京街道||Wàngjīng Jiēdào||168,167||10.36|
|Aoyuncun Subdistrict||奥运村街道||Àoyùncūn Jiēdào||105,263||19.60|
|Capital Airport Subdistrict||首都机场街道||Shǒudū Jīchǎng Jiēdào||20,512||12.50|
|Donghu Subdistrict||东湖街道||Dōnghú Jiēdào||64,074||10.40|
|Nanmofang (Township) Area||南磨房(乡)地区||Nánmòfáng (Xiāng) Dìqū||129,844||10.00|
|Gaobeidian (Township) Area||高碑店(乡)地区||Gāobēidiàn (Xiāng) Dìqū||118,094||15.30|
|Jiangtai (Township) Area||将台(乡)地区||Jiāngtái (Xiāng) Dìqū||71,341||13.70|
|Taiyanggong (Township) Area||太阳宫(乡)地区||Tàiyánggōng (Xiāng) Dìqū||70,367||5.85|
|Xiaohongmen (Township) Area||小红门(乡)地区||Xiǎohóngmén (Xiāng) Dìqū||57,751||12.50|
|Shibalidian (Township) Area||十八里店(乡)地区||Shíbālǐdiàn (Xiāng) Dìqū||200,884||23.30|
|Pingfang (Township) Area||平房(乡)地区||Píngfáng (Xiāng) Dìqū||120,605||15.18|
|Dongfeng (Township) Area||东风(乡)地区||Dōngfēng (Xiāng) Dìqū||86,525||5.30|
|Laiguangying (Township) Area||来广营(乡)地区||Láiguǎngyíng (Xiāng) Dìqū||123,665||31.30|
|Changying (Township) Area||常营(乡)地区||Chángyíng (Xiāng) Dìqū||48,470||11.30|
|Sanjianfang (Township) Area||三间房(乡)地区||Sānjiānfáng (Xiāng) Dìqū||126,183||8.80|
|Guanzhuang (Township) Area||管庄(乡)地区||Guǎnzhuāng (Xiāng) Dìqū||105,407||10.30|
|Jinzhan (Township) Area||金盏(乡)地区||Jīnzhǎn (Xiāng) Dìqū||57,618||44.30|
|Sunhe (Township) Area||孙河(乡)地区||Sūnhé (Xiāng) Dìqū||23,876||26.50|
|Cuigezhuang (Township) Area||崔各庄(乡)地区||Cuīgèzhuāng (Xiāng) Dìqū||101,996||24.40|
|Dongba (Township) Area||东坝(乡)地区||Dōngbà (Xiāng) Dìqū||88,541||24.60|
|Heizhuanghu (Township) Area||黑庄户(乡)地区||Hēizhuānghù (Xiāng) Dìqū||57,257||19.60|
|Dougezhuang (Township) Area||豆各庄(乡)地区||Dòugèzhuāng (Xiāng) Dìqū||32,535||14.10|
|Wangsiying (Township) Area||王四营(乡)地区||Wángsìyíng (Xiāng) Dìqū||84,394||19.30|
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture are headquartered in the district.
In 2017, the regional GDP of the district was 563.55 billion yuan, with GDP per capita at 150.7 thousand yuan.
China National Aviation Holdings Company (parent company of Air China), SOHO China, CITIC Group, Sinopec, Qihoo 360, COFCO, and Beijing Capital Airlines have their headquarters in Chaoyang District. Renren Inc. has its headquarters on the 23rd floor of the Jing An Center (静安中心; 靜安中心; Jìng'ān Zhōngxīn) in Chaoyang District.
Wanda Group has its headquarters in the Wanda Plaza (万达广场). Wanda Cinemas is headquartered in the same complex.
China Resources Beverage, the distributor of C'estbon water, has its north China regional office in the district.
According to Chaoyang's official website, the district "is home to more than 60 percent of the foreign business agencies in Beijing, over 3,000 foreign companies, 167 international news agencies, and two-thirds of the 158 of the global top 500 transnational companies that have invested in Beijing." Some of these are:
ABB Group (China headquarters), Air France, All Nippon Airways, (Beijing Office, Beijing Fortune Building) Halliburton, IBM, KBR, Kerr-McGee China Petroleum Ltd. ( an Occidental Petroleum subsidiary), Korean Air (Hyundai Motor Tower (现代汽车大厦; Xiàndài qìchē dàshà)), Kroll Inc., Lummus Technology, a subsidiary of CB&I, Lufthansa (Beijing Lufthansa Center), Asiana Airlines, Standard & Poor's, Swire Group, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, and Qatar Airways.
The Hong Kong-based company Swire Properties has two locations in Chaoyang.
Beijing Hyundai Motor Company (simplified Chinese: 北京现代汽车有限公司; traditional Chinese: 北京現代汽車有限公司; pinyin: Běijīng Xiàndài Qìchē Yǒuxiàngōngsī; Korean: 북경현대), a 50–50 joint venture of the Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co. and Hyundai Motor Company, has its sales offices in the Hyundai Motor Tower in Chaoyang District.
Chaoyang serves as Beijing's diplomatic district. All foreign embassies to China are located in the district except for that of Russia, which is in Dongcheng. Chaoyang has three embassy areas in the Sanlitun, Chaoyangmenwai, and Liangmahe neighborhoods.
Chaoyang District is one of the fastest growing districts in the Beijing Metropolitan Area. There are several subway lines running through the district. The Beijing Capital Airport, although surrounded by the Shunyi District, is an exclave of Chaoyang District. The municipality as well as the Chinese national government spend almost a half million USD per day on developing this district.
Chaoyang is currently served by thirteen metro lines of the Beijing Subway:
Address: COFCO Fortune Plaza, No.8, Chao Yang Men South St., Chao Yang District, Beijing, China- Chinese address: "中国北京朝阳区朝阳门南大街8号中粮福临门大厦"
China Headquarters Unit 1, 9th Floor, Hyundai Motor Tower No 38, Xiao Yun Road, Chao Yang District, Beijing– Address in Chinese: "中国总部 北京市朝阳区霄云路38号现代汽车大厦"