The State Council Information Office has announced plans for the development of China’s transportation and logistics systems. At a press conference held on March 1, Minister of Transport Li Xiaopeng introduced the “Outline of the National Comprehensive Three-dimensional Transportation Network Planning”, which states that:
- China’s transportation and logistics system will be modernized by 2035 through the ‘National 123 Travel Circle’ and the ‘Global 123 Logistics Circle’.
- Commute times should be no more than one hour in cities, two hours within city clusters, and three hours between major Chinese cities.
- The logistics industry should deliver to destinations within China in one day, to nearby countries in two days, and to major global cities in three days.
The hashtag ‘#2035 China will achieve one hour commute time in cities’ hit 130 million views on Weibo and many netizens commented that they were excited to save time commuting.