Beijing will improve its city management through innovation by giving the sub-center more freedom to govern the area, said Lin Keqing, executive vice-mayor of the capital, on Monday.
During a conference focusing on Beijing's high-quality development, Lin said Beijing will establish a sub-center management committee which will be given city-level administrative rights to deal with things in the region.
"Beijing will make efforts to build the sub-center into a model for modern urban construction in China," he said.
The first group of Beijing's municipal administrative departments has moved from downtown to the sub-center in Tongzhou district. The second group is working on the move.
Supporting facilities in the region, including schools, are under construction.