In March 2009, the State Council approved China’s first national autonomous innovation demonstration zone in Beijing Zhongguancun
Zhongguancun National Independent Innovation Demonstration Zone originated in the early 1980s，which was known as "Zhongguancun Electronic Street". The development and construction of Zhongguancun was highly valued by China’s central government. The State Council even made six-times important decisions about it. In May 1988, Beijing New Technology Industry Development Experimental Zone, which was the predecessor of Zhongguancun, was approved by the State Council to be established as the first science park in China’s history. Then, in June 1999, the State Council asked to speed up construction of Zhongguancun Science Park. So by August of 2005, the State Council made decisions on supporting Zhongguancun Science Park to be bigger and stronger. On March 13, 2009, the State Council approved the construction of the Zhongguancun National Demonstration Zone, and asked to build Zhongguancun as an S&T innovation center with global influence. To January 26, 2011, the State Council agreed the Development Outline of the National Independent Innovation Demonstration zone in Zhongguancun (2011-2020). Then came the milestone on October 13, 2012 when the State Council approved to restructure Zhongguancun spatial scale and layout. On September 30th, 2013, the ninth collective learning options of the Politburo held in Zhongguancun. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of Chinese Communist Party, delivered an important speech. In his remarks, the Chinese leader said Zhongguancun has become the banner of innovation and development in China. For the future, Zhongguancun should accelerate to be the global influence center of innovation and technology.