Baoding (Chinese: 保定; pinyin: Bǎodìng), formerly known as Baozhou and Qingyuan, is a prefecture-level city in central Hebei province, approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi) south-west of Beijing. Baoding City is part of the larger metro area comprising of 3 urban districts and Qingyuan and Mancheng counties.
Baoding is located in the centre of the Bohai Rim economic area which includes Beijing, Tianjin and Shijiazhuang. One of the largest employers in Baoding is China Lucky Film, the largest photosensitive materials and magnetic recording media manufacturer in China. And, Yingli group, 2010 World Cup sponsor, has its headquarters in Baoding, who is the Global Top 10 solar panel manufacturer. More renowned companies include ZhongHang HuiTeng Windpower Equipment Co., Ltd (Wind Turbine), Baoding Tianwei Group Co., Ltd (Transformer) and Great Wall Motor.
In April 2017, an area in Baoding was designated as a Xiong'an New Area, a development zone of initially 100 km² and up to 2,000 km², the site of what will eventually be a new city and the hub of the Beijing-Tinajin-Hebei development area.
• Baoding High-tech Industrial Development Zone
Great Wall Motors Company Limited is a Chinese automobile manufacturer headquartered in Baoding, Hebei, China. The company is named after the Great Wall of China and was formed in 1984. It is China's largest sport utility vehicle (SUV) and pick-up truck producer. It sells passenger cars and trucks under the Great Wall brand and SUVs under the Haval and WEY brands. In 2016, Great Wall Motors set a historical sales record of 1,074,471 cars world-wide, increased by 26% compared to 2015.
Baoding was ranked #1139 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Baoding has a population of over 2,176,857 people. Baoding also forms part of the wider Baoding metropolitan area which has a population of over 11,194,372 people.