China's future airport clusters aim to pave the way for world-class city clusters, Feng Zhenglin, head of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, said during a forum on the country's civil aviation industry on May 25. In 2016, airports in the three regions reported a total passenger volume of 473 million people and a total cargo volume of 14.69 million tons.
City clusters, the major form that China's new urbanization will take, are home to 62 percent of the country's population. They attract 70 percent of the country's total fixed-asset investment and 98 percent of foreign investment.
This article was first published in the Global Times.