Collab:Bai Empire/Xiongjing

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Achtung.svg This is the collaboration page for Xiongjing, the capital of the Bai Empire.

If you have any questions you can reach out to User:Zhenkang (coordinator). Please keep in mind that the information below may change as things update accordingly in the future. Thank you.

Xiongjing is the capital of the Bai Empire. This page is mainly to coordinate collaboration for the city with a list of available projects.


Much of the city remains in construction. The project remains open for collaboration. All experienced users, even those not familiar with Chinese, are welcome to message me or ask on the discussion page if they want to participate. You can help detail a neighbourhood, or even map other major infrastructure like railway stations or universities.

General layout

The city as of June 2021
The city as of December 2023

Xiongjing, the cultural and political centre of the Empire, was constructed on a high-altitude plateau with two large lakes. The city, master-planned since its inception in 1822, is based around the government quarter within an 8 by 8 km zone. The government quarter is where most of the government institutions are located, with the palace as its centrepiece. Around the government zone are several key commercial zones around major rail stations, such as Central Station, Prince Terminus and East Station.

Generally, the more hilly and mountainous areas of the north, south and east are where many middle-class and upper-class people reside. Surrounding the rail lines are the industrial areas, with neighbourhoods of workers and low-income families. The flatter west and southwest are where there will be more master-planned neighbourhoods intended to cater to the growth of the city during the 60s to 80s, especially as part of recovery efforts since the War of Fellow Brothers and the Warlord Era that left much of the capital in ruins.

The size of Xiongjing Municipality proper is 3081.63 km², similar in size to Chengdu's urban area (3,679.9 km²). The city layout is also intended to be based on Chengdu, though other inspirations may include Mexico City.

Districts and Neighbourhoods

Xiongjing Districts (as of December 2023)

Xiongjing Municipality has a population of 13 million people. The municipality is divided into seven major planning districts (市区), which are in turn divided into numerous neighbourhoods/suburbs. Only a quarter of the suburbs are drawn on the map as for now. The neighbourhoods are not meant to be claimed individually; anyone can map throughout the city as long as they have permission. The grids should be similar to those in Taipei, Osaka and Tokyo (generally major Taiwanese, South Korean and Japanese cities) – dense yet fairly regular.

  1. Beiduan District (北端市区): Northernmost District of Bai which incorporates the Beiduan Airport. The area will serve as a regional commercial and industrial node in the north redeveloped from aviation industries that since shifted to Dongyue.
  2. Xiongjing Northwest District (雄京西北市区): Encompasses largely residential areas in the northwest areas, with key regional nodes at Qiongzhu (琼珠), Litian 栗田 and Guang'an (光岸) Sports Area. It also includes the outlying town of Qingluo (清洛).
  3. Xiongjing North District (雄京北市区): This district includes the capital's economic hub at Zhongyang along Xiongjing Lake and an industrial corridor along the northeast railway line. The residential areas here are catered towards the middle and higher income groups.
  4. Xiongjing Southwest District (雄京南西市区): Like Northwest District, the area is largely residential, but the area is more newly developed as the capital expanded into the area during the 80s. Key regional nodes include Huabang (华邦), Quanning (泉宁) and Huangtuo (晃捝).
  5. Chenghong District (成洪市区): Named after the founder of the Middle Bai Dynasty, this area used to be an industrial hub before being redeveloped into a new economic hub during the Weixin Programme of the 70s and 80s. The main railway station serving this area is to be operated under a separate private passenger rail company.
  6. Xiongjing Central District (雄京中央市区): The Central District is the heart of not only the capital but the Bai Empire. It is a distinct cultural core featuring various heritage areas that were established during Xiongjing's founding (in the 1800s). Bai's national governmental bodies are also headquartered in the Central District, including the National Palace and the Imperial Congress, alongside various embassies and diplomatic missions. The east of the district also includes Xiongjing East (雄京东), another commercial hub serving the east side of the capital.
  7. Xiongjing East District (雄京东市区): This area is considered the more "rural" area of the capital with more areas of farmland at the flatter region of the northern part of this district, while the south part leading out of the capital is more mountainous. Industrial and commercial areas will be located along the outlying roads, railways and expressways. This area also includes Dongyue International Airport and associated aviation industries.


The city will have an extensive bus and metro network to cater for the large population. Check the public transport viewer for the full view of transportation in the city. As of June 2021, the metro system is still in progress.


Bus routes, as of now, are not open until more of the city is mapped. However, if I were to permit bus routes, the following conventions are as shown:

  • Routes have a distance limit of up to 30km.
  • For numbering routes:
    • City wide routes are to use 市 as prefix, followed by a two-digit number. Single-digit routes are for major routes.
    • For routes within a neighbourhood, use the neighbourhood name as the prefix. (e.g. 光岸11)
    • For routes that still cut across neighbourhoods, the route prefix will be the portmanteau of the termini (e.g. if route serves between 叶羚 and 北栓, the prefix shall be 栓叶. In order of priority: 东南西北.
  • Bus stops are to be named. [Street it's on] / [Landmark] or [Street it's on] / [before/after road] near intersections.
    • Spaces are required on both sides of /.
    • Streets can contain suffixes
  • On the route relation, please use the following tags: ogf:with=3
  • Colour of the route: National routes (red), North routes (green), East routes (orange), South routes (blue), West/downtown routes (purple).


For the metro, I rather not have any more lines until more of the city is mapped; the metro now is more of a sketch. The metro system is open for further changes based on consensus and discussion. See the collapsed map for the overview of existing metro lines.

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Gnome-edit-redo-bw.svg See also: Collab:Bai Empire/Railways

Most of the local railway lines will serve the suburbs (outer areas) of the city (that are not well-served by the metro). Xiongjing, being the hub of railways, will serve plenty of national rail lines. Alongside passenger services, there will be plenty of freight services. The rail network is also open for further discussion and implementation.

Kengoman's proposal of the rail lines: Green is cargo bypasses that may or may not have passenger service, Really light pink is the high speed rail which will probably have a speed limit of 130 once inside XJ, Black for private-owned rail services

More detailing is needed for the following rail-related projects:

Project name Description Project Status
Central Rail Corridor
(between 春华 Chunhua and 峭田 Qiaotian)
The Central Rail Corridor is where many rail lines passing through the city converge. What I require for this project is the realistic drawing of the amount of rail lines needed and the rail junctions at both ends of the Corridor (where the mainline branches). Achtung.svg Available but recommended only for more advanced mappers
闵泳 Minyong Railway station Detailing needed for the railway station. Integrate the metro station serving it, along with a bus terminal. Emb-green.png Available
音景 Yinjing Railway station Detailing needed for the railway station. Integrate the metro and light rail interchange station serving it, along with a bus terminal. Emb-green.png Available


The city has two airports. Further improvements to the areas surrounding the existing airports are welcome. Dongyue International Airport is open to most major international flights, while Beiduan International Airport is open to regional flights in Archanta and East Uletha.

Project name Description Project Status
Dongyue International Airport Major international airport for the city Emb-green.png Completed by kengoman
Beiduan International Airport Former international airport. Still serves plenty of domestic routes along with the Emperor's hangar. Emb-green.png Completed by kengoman


Gnome-edit-redo-bw.svg See also: Collab:Bai Empire/National Roads

The main roads (highway=trunk,primary,secondary) are largely set in place, but the alignments are subject to change depending on the geographic features and detailing.

Street suffixes

Baiyu name Ingerish name
高速公路 Expressway
高架路 Elevated Road
公路 Highway
环路 Ring Road
支路 Side Road / Branch Road
道/大道 Avenue
街/大街 Street
胡同 Hutong
支弄 Branch Alley

By convention, it would be road name before the road suffix.


As for now, three major motorways run into the city, but I am open to establishing more motorways once more of the city is detailed.


While some might consider this section to be more suited for the country's page itself, I rather have it here than on that main page, since being the capital, it will have more relevance here.

As participants of the Empire should know, the Bai Empire is a semi-constitutional monarchy with the Emperor as the Head of State and the Chancellor as the Head of Government. Executive and legislative powers are shared by both the monarch and a bicameral parliament – the Imperial High Council (upper house) and the Imperia Senate (lower house).

In addition to the typical three branches of government (executive, legislative and judiciary), the Bai Empire has two additional branches (as envisioned by Sun Yat-sen for a democratic government for China). The Censorate, a carry-on from past imperial governments, "supervises and disciplines" politicians and civil servants, alongside auditing the national budget and resources. There is also the Examination branch that processes any prospective personnel who wishes to enter government service.

Five government branches

The following lists the five main government branches.

Institution Baiyu name Branch Project Status
Palace of the People 人民宫殿 Executive Emb-green.png Available. Design of the palace shall be deliberated through a competition.
Imperial People's Congress 帝国人民大会 Legislature Emb-green.png Completed
High Court 高等法院 Judiciary Emb-green.png Completed
Supreme Court 百帝国最高法院 Emb-green.png Completed
Constiutional Court 宪法裁判所 Emb-green.png Completed
National Censure Commission 国家谴责委员会 Censorate Emb-green.png Completed
Imperial Civil Service Institute 帝国公务员学院 Examination Emb-green.png Completed


The following lists the ministries of the Empire. Note that not all are mapped. Anyone is free to create a decent complex for each of the available ministries or propose more ministries. Add to the list once you are done.

Institution Baiyu name Branch Status and location Functions
Grand Chancellor Office 大统领公署 Legislative Emb-red.png To be built within the Grand Palace
Ministry of Defence 国防部 Legislative Emb-green.png Available
Ministry of Public Security 国内安全部 Legislative Emb-green.png Available
Ministry of Foreign Affairs 外交部 Legislative Emb-green.png Completed (Map)
Ministry of Economy and Finance 经济及财政部 Legislative/Censure Emb-green.png Completed (Map) Manages the national budget and economic forecast
Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investments 贸易、工业及投资部 Legislative Emb-green.png Available Manages trade relations and businesses (including ownership dispute, merging of companies etc)
Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Resources 农业、环境和资源部 Legislative/Censure Emb-green.png Available
Ministry of Infrastructure Development 基础设施发展部 Legislative/Censure Emb-green.png Completed (Map) Urban planning
Ministry of Transport 交通部 Legislative Emb-green.png Available
Ministry of Health and Social Services 卫生和社会服务部 Legislative Emb-green.png Available
Ministry of Education 教育部 Legislative Emb-green.png Available
Ministry of Culture 文化部 Legislative Emb-green.png Available
Ministry of Communications 通讯部 Legislative Emb-green.png Available
Ministry of Law and Justice 法律与司法部 Legislative/Judiciary Emb-green.png Available


The following lists the various governmental agencies of the Bai Empire.

Institution Baiyu name Branch Parent Ministry Location (if built) Functions
Government agencies
National Revenue Agency Censure Finance Collection and regulation of taxes
National Treasury and Reserves Board Censure Finance Audits amount of national reserves and assets
Royal Bank of Bai Censure Finance Monetary authority (issues banknotes and coins)
Royal Statistical Agency Censure Finance Statistics
Press, Infomedia and Publication Regulatory Agency Censure Communications "Regulates" publications and media in the Empire (aka Censorship)
Imperial Internet Safety Commission Censure Communications "Regulates" (or censor) the Internet
Agency for Fair Trade and Enterprise Censure Trade, Industry and Investments Oversees economic competition
Bai Consumer Protection Board Censure Trade, Industry and Investments Protects consumer interests (whether unfair refund policies or faulty product)
Military Disciplinary Council Censure Defence Military Personnel Discipline
Ambassadors Disciplinary Council Censure Foreign Affairs Monitors activities of Bai diplomats and foreign ambassadors in the country
Corruption Investigation Bureau Censure Grand Chancellor Office
National Association for Women Rights and Gender Equality Censure Culture Protection and promotion of women (and LGBT) rights
Royal Trans Registry Censure Culture Protection and promotion of trans rights, including access to hormones, theraphy and surgery
Royal Bai Cartographic Society Censure Infrastructure Development Surveying and mapping
National Ethnic Affairs Council Examination Culture Promotes national harmony
National Religious Affairs Council Examination Culture Promotes religious harmony
Bai Food Heritage Society Examination Culture Standardisation of Bai food
Society for Baiyu Language Preservation Examination Culture Regulates Baiyu
Regulatory Board for Bai Culture Preservation Examination Culture
Royal Examinations and Assessments Board Examination Education
Royal Physical Fitness and Performance Board Examination Education
Imperial Sports Association Examination Education Oversees Bai athletes and sports events in the Empire
National Bai Arts Council
Citizens Examination Board For integrating immigrants into the Empire
Imperial Security Bureau Legislative Internal Security
Imperial Commission for Foreign Intelligence Legislative Defence
National Agency for Technological Development Legislative Defence

Foreign Affairs

The Bai Empire is very keen to establish relations with all nations. Embassies can be placed anywhere around the Government Core or any of the commercial areas, depending on your country's establishment. Older countries with longer historical ties will have theirs closer to the Core, while newer ones might have to squeeze in any available space around the capital.

See also