Beijing plans to promote a “Night Economy” in the capital and has identified a number of landmark attractions to be created in the Qianmen, Dashilun, Sanlitun and Wukesong areas of the city, thepaper.cn reported.
The plan, with the consent of Beijing’s Municipal government and the Beijing Municipal Commerce Bureau, will focus on the themes of the ancient capital, dynamic fashion, high-end and cross-border integration.
Aimed at boosting domestic and foreign visitors, 16 unique night markets will be set up under a “One District, One Policy” formula that will focus on culture, cuisine, shopping and travel for nighttime visitors.
Transport services are to be improved in the target areas and parking spaces will be increased. Taxi and carpooling platforms will also be increased.
Cultural and leisure activities such as dramas, forums, movie nights and other enriching activities will also be organized at “Night Capital” venues. Museum and art galleries will extend opening hours and commercial performances will be subsidized.
The city will extend the opening hours for 4A level attractions by 1 to 2 hours and night tours will be offered in places such as the Summer Palace, Tiantan Park. Olympic Park and others.
Fitness facilities will be allowed extended hours and authorities will be adding more public Wifi hotspots and pushing 5G communications equipment.
As well, 24-hour convenience stores will be given financial support and a “Beijing Night Consumption Guide” will be compiled for visitors.
All businesses linked to the “Night Economy” will be given financial support from the city to ensure smooth execution of the plan.