At present, Hebei Province has the world's 160
countries and regions established economic and
trade relations, provincial and municipal sister
cities has reached 45 pairs. To the end of 1998,
the province's total actual use of foreign
investment reached 90 billion U.S. dollars, were
completed and put into "three capital"
enterprises 2728, by 1998 exports 3.116 billion
U.S. dollars. Foreign investment projects cover
energy, transportation, telecommunications, raw
materials, textile, machinery, electronics,
clothing, utilities, real estate and other
fields. Foreign investors from more than 80
countries and regions, including more than 70
well-known international companies.