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With a civilization of over 5,000 years, Xuzhou was built 2,600 years ago and is the earliest city in Jiangsu Province.
Xuzhou was one of the nine states of the country over 3,000 years ago.
Xuzhou is the city of Han culture, the hometown of Liu Bang (256-195BC), the first emperor of Western Han Dynasty. The Han Dynasty was divided into Eastern Han and Western Han periods (206BC-189AD) lasting for over 400 years.
During which the enfeoffed kings to Xuzhou left numerous historical heritages, including Han clay figurines, Han stone relief carvings and Han Tombs, which are called "Three Wonders of the Han Dynasty". They are representatives of the Chinese Han culture.
Location:Northwest of Jiangsu Province
Longtitude and Latitude:The downtown is located in north latitude 34°15′, east longtitude 117°11′
Area: 210 km from east to west, 140 km from north to south, with a total area of 11258 square km
Location in China: East of China
Jurisdiction:Fengxian County, Peixian County, Suining County, Pizhou City, Xinyi City, Tongshan District, Jiawang District, Gulou District, Yunlong District, Quanshan District.
City Flower：Grape Myrtle
Population：The city has a total population of 9.60 million, including 3.064 million of the downtown area.
Area：The city has a total area of 11,258 sq km, including 3,037 sq km of the downtown area.
Lianyungang is located in the center of China's vast ocean area, the northeast of Jiangsu Province and the extreme north of the Yangtze River Delta, and the junction of China's coastal economic belt and the Longhai-lanxin economic belt.
It neighbors the Yellow Sea in the east, the Central Plains in the west, Shandong Province in the north and the Yangtze River and the Huaihe River in the south.
Affected by sea, here is with humid monsoon climate, four distinct seasons, abundant sunshine and mild climate. Its average annual temperature is 14℃ and the average annual precipitation is 930mm.
Lianyungang has a total area of about 7500 square kilometers, total coastlines of 211.58km and beach of 106,000 hectares. It has a population of 4,970,000 (by the end of 2010), which includes the urban population of 935,000.
Lianyungang governs four counties (Ganyu County, Donghai County, Guanyun County, Guannan County) and three districts (Xinpu District, Haizhou District, Lianyun District) and the state-level Lianyungang Economic & Technological Development Zone, Xuwei New Area and the Science, Education & Pioneer Park.
Suqian is located in northern part of Jiangsu Province, is the world's center of biological evolution is also the center of human origin, known as the Earth "life sacred."
According to legend, the Xia, Shang and Chou dynasties, the ancient tribe Xu Yi in this interest-bearing.BC 113 years, its capital Surabaya, in this kingdom, passing the Five Dynasties 6 Wang, which lasted 132 years. Xia Xiang Qin home county, the Eastern Jin Dynasty set up Suyu County, Tang Daizong Baoying first year since renamed the Suqian.
In the long history of stretching and Suqian light history and brought about numerous outstanding figures Concubine Concubine Yu Xiang Yu and his wife, anti-Japanese hero Yang Sihong to defend Taiwan, the military commander of the artillery, as well as Beijing Opera performing artists, Zhu Rui Song Changrong are all the people Suqian good sons and daughters.
Suqian beautiful scenery, landscape numerous. Emperor Qianlong six under five in south streets for the emperor Suqian, Suqian praise for "the first spring Jiangshan benefits."
As the hometown of Zhou Enlai, the great man of our times, Huai'an is a city under the direct jurisdiction of Jiangsu Province. It is a Famous National Historical & Cultural City and a beautiful tourism city with numerous scenic spots.
Huai'an covers an area of 10.100 k㎡, of which the city proper covers 80 k㎡. The total population by the end of 2004 was 5.24 million, of which 895,200 were in the city proper.
In February 2001, our city changed its name from Huaiyin to Huai'an upon the approval of the State Council. Now Huai'an administers four districts of Qinghe, Qingpu, Huaiyin and Chuzhou, and four counties of Lianshui, Hongze, Jinghu and Xuyi.
Located in the transition area between warm temperate and subtropical zones, Huai'an enjoys the monsoon climate of the temperate zone, characterized by distinct seasons, pleasant weather and abundant rainfall. Huai'an also enjoys a distinct superiority in its location and it only takes 2 hrs, 4 hrs and 8 hrs from Huai'an to Nanjing, Shanghai and Beijing respectively.
With the nine rivers such as the Grand Canal, the Huaihe River and the Former Course of Yellow River passing through, Huai'an hosts one of the five largest freshwater lakes, the Hongze Lake, within its boundary. On this vast and fertile plain, abundant aquatic products, special fowls, vegetables, fruits, high-grade grain and edible oil and other farm and sideline specialties are produced.
Huai'an has become a famous national production, processing and marketing base for green farm and sideline products. Huai'an also boasts rich natural mineral resources. Among them, the proven reserve of rock salt reaches 130 billion tons, ranking first in the world, and that of attapulgite exceeds 70% of the whole country.
Yancheng has Huanghai Sea on the east side, Nantong and Taizhou on the south, Huai’an and Yangzhou on the west and facing Lianyungang across Guanhe. Yancheng has been endowed with advantaged land, sea and wetland resources.
It has the largest land area of 17,000 square kilometers and the longest coastline of 582 kilometers in Jiangsu Province. The wetland is 455,300 hectare and 70% of the provincial wetland area. The length of the coastline accounts for 56% of that of Jiangsu Province.
Now the coast south of Sheyang embouchure is enlarging by over 10 square kilometers every year, which is called “Gold Coast”. It is the largest and the most potential land resource backup in Jiangsu Province.
In 1983, Yancheng was authorized to be a municipality. There are two county-level city of Dongtai and Dafeng together with five counties of Jianhu, Sheyang, Funing, Binhai and Xiangshui under its jurisdiction.
The urban city has been divided into Yandu District, Tinghu District, Yancheng Economic and Technologic Development Zone and New District in Southern Town. The whole area of Yancheng is 17,000 square kilometers. The population registered by the end of the year is 816,120,000 where as the population residing here is 748,180,000 (the urban population is 1,620,000). It has the largest area and the second largest population in the Jiangsu Province.
According to Chinese legend, after harnessing rivers on the Chinese land, Da Yu divided the land mass into nine regions with Yangzhou covering present-day Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Fujian. It was a land of legends.
The Dynasty of Zhou established the state of Han in Yangzhou. In late Spring and Autumn, Pu Cha, the King of the State of Wu, spearheaded his army northward in a hegemonic move. He conquered the State of Han and dug a canal and built a city. The city of Yangzhou gradually took shape. When the state of Chu defeated the State of Yue, it remodeled the city and renamed it Guanglin. It was called Yangzhou during the ninth year of the reign of Emperor Kai of the Sui Dynasty. As an administrative area, Yangzhou was historically called Hancheng, Guanglin, Jiangdu, Hanjiang, Ganquan, Weiyang with unique features of each.
Geographically speaking, the city was strategically located. Lying on the left bank of the Huaihe River, the city stood on an estuary at the point it enters the sea. The local economy was very prosperous, thanks to abundant resources. Bao Chao vividly describes the prosperous city of Yangzhou during the Eastern and Western Han dynasties in his "Ode to the City of Wucheng".
Emperor Yang Guang of the Sui Dynasty, ordered the digging of the Grand Canal that links the Yangtze River in the south with the Yellow River in the north. This made Yangzhou all the more important economically. During the 14 years of his rule, Emperor Yang of the Sui Dynasty built ten palaces and luxurious towers which became his retreat. A peasant uprising overthrew the Sui Dynasty and Yang Guang had to find eternal rest in a lonely tomb in Leitang.
Yangzhou became even more prosperous during the Tang,and by the sixth year of the reign of Emperor Tian Bao, there was a population of more than 470,000. Included in this number were more than 5,000 Arabian merchants, Japanese monks and because it was also a cultural center that attracted scholars from all over the country, there were many students who came to study Buddhist scriptures and Chinese culture.
Yangzhou endured many upheavals during the more than 800 years from the Song and Yuan to the Ming Dynasty. Nevertheless, its charm and beauty has never been damaged by the ravages of war and political chaos. In his travelogue, Marco Polo said that when he came to Yangzhou he felt as if he had ventured into a wonderland.
The Qing court attached great importance to the historical role of the city. With a view to stabilizing the political situation in the country, developing the economy and appeasing the elite of the ethnic hans, the Qing emperor did their share in invigorating the city. Emperor Kangxi and Emperor Qianlong made six inspection tours of Yangzhou and pushed it to the peak of prosperity again. A great number of gardens and buildings were constructed and a wealth of paintings and calligraphic works were created at a unique school of culture --the Yangzhou school.
Now, people may go to the city either in flowering spring or golden autumn. You may, like Emperor Qianlong, board the dragon boat from the Royal Dock and ride to Shouxi Lake, on the way appreciating the 24 scenes built by the big Qing salt merchants to please the emperor. lt's like the poem says, "Willow trees line the river while pavilions and towers stretch to the foothills."
The gardens on the lakeside all have their unique features. Geyuan Garden features rock formations symbolic of the four seasons of the year and the Heyuan Garden encompasses the quintessence of Chinese and Western architectural style. And there are other gardens such as Xiaopangu, Pianshisanfang, Quanshitongtian, Yanchunyuan, Shuihuige, Xiangyinglang, Chanying Villa and Wenyuesanfang.
At the end of the Shouxi Lake on Shugang Hill stands the Daming Temple where Monk Jianzhan of the Tang Dynasty started his journey eastward to Japan. E'yang Xiu, a great scholar of the Song Dynasty, built the Pingshan Pavilion when he was the mayor of the city. The royal gardens of Emperor Kantqxi and Emperor Qianlong are now well stocked with a wealth of cultural relics. The Museum of Han Tombs north of the Shugang hill now displays the most perfect tomb system of the day.
With its long history, the city offers much to the visitor including unique handicraft and cuisine. In the great treasure house of Chinese culture. Yangzhou, now and then, is indeed a city for you to explore forever.
Taizhou, a great city of culture, and over 2100 years of history.
In ancient times, it was called Haiyang or Hailing. In the early period of the Han Dynasty, Taizhou was established as a county; In the Eastern Jin Dynasty, it became a prefecture, and then in the Southern Tang Dynasty, it was a state, whose name means "the country is prosperous and the people live in peace".
According to the fifth census, the total current registered population of Taizhou is 4,785,759. The resident population is 4,742,737. The ratio between rural and urban population is 3:1.
The percentage of literacy per every 100,000 people with a higher education is 2.51%, 12.75% for those with a senior middle school education, 38.50% with a junior middle school education, and 36.79% with a primary school education.
There are 38 nationalities in Taizhou. 4,779,742 of the total population is Han, which accounts for 99.87% and the remaining 6,017 are minority nationalities, accounting for 0.13%.
Professional technological staff in enterprises above collective ownership level took 32.6% of the employees. There are 5 colleges and nearly 40,000 university and college students to date. The city has 105 various technological creative centers and 14 post-doctoral workstations.
Taizhou is located at the center of Jiangsu province to the north of the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River with Nantong to the south, Yangzhou to the west and Zhenjiang, Changzhou and Wuxi on the opposite side of the Yangtze River.
Taizhou administrates four cities: Jingjiang, Taixing, Jiangyan and Xinghua as well as the Hailing District and the Gaogang District. It covers 5,793 square meters with a population of 5,030,000.
Taizhou enjoys a long history of over 2,100 years and has a profound culture equal to its age. Taizhou is known as the land of abundant resources and the birth place of creative minds and gifted talents.
In spite of Jinjiang having a single hill, other areas are all alluvial plains forged by the Yangtze River and Huaihe River. The terrain is high in the middle and low in the two sides. The height of the southern areas along the Yangtze River is 2-5 meters, the height of the middle high sand areas is 5-7 meters, and the height of the northern river areas is 1.5-5 meters. The whole area of the city is 5,790 square meters, including 82.74% land and 17.26% water. The urban areas are 428 square meters.
In Taizhou, the annual average temperature is between 14.4℃and 15.1℃, while the highest temperature appears in July and the lowest temperature in January. There is no obvious temperature gap between the southern and northern parts of the city in summer or winter. The annual average precipitation is 1,037.7 millimeters. It rains about 113 days out of the year. However, when affected by monsoon winds: precipitation changes greatly throughout the year in this region.
Generally, Taizhou enters spring at the end of March or in early April; summer comes in early or middle of June; then autumn falls in the middle of September and winter begins in the middle of November. Every year, winter lasts over 4 months, spring 3 months and summer and autumn 2 months each.
Nantong City is located at the estuary of the Yangtze River in the east of Jiangsu province. Bordering on the river and facing the Pacific Ocean sea , the city appears like a peninsular and stands opposite Shanghai across the river, enjoying a golden coast and waterway as well as such well-known titles as “ Pearl of the River and Sea ” and “ the First Window on the Yangtze River ” .
Nantong also boasts a long history with its Haian Qingdun Area inhabited with primitive clans more than 5000 years ago.
As one of China's first 14 coastal cities opening to the outside world, Nantong now administers 4 county-level cities (Rugao, Tongzhou, Haimen, and Qidong), 2 counties (Haian and Rudong), 2 districts (Chongchuan and Gangzha), as well as the state -level Nantong Economic and Technological Development Zone. The city covers a total land area of 8,001 sqm km2 and bordering sea area of about 10,000 sqm km2 with its population totaling to 7.8 million. The urban area occupies 381.26 sqm km2 with a population of 759.8 thousand.
Located in the warm and wet monsoon subtropics, Nantong enjoys sufficient sun shine , profuse rainfall, and warm climate with distinct seasons. Flat in terrain and covered with a dense water system, the city has more than 400 km of riverbank and coastline and extensive shallows. As one of China's national industrial cradles in modern times, Nantong has a relatively strong comprehensive economic strength and ranks among the top 50 cities with strong comprehensive strength. In 2003, the city's GDP reached RMB100.665 billion with GDP per capita breaking USD1500, ranking 32 among China's top 200 cities in general urban competitiveness.
Nanjing, called Ning for short, is located in the Yangtze River Delta, facing fertile Jiangsu Southern areas on the east, hills of Anhui Province on the west, Tai Lake on the south and Jianghuai plain on the north.
Since it is the intersection of Yangtze River—an east-west water transport artery and Nanjing-Beijing railway—a south-north land transport artery, hence the name “door of the east and west, throat of the south and north”.
Furthermore, the west part of the Ningzhen range is in Nanjing; the Loong-like Zhong Mountain is curling in the east of the city; the tiger-like Stone Mountain is crouching in the west of the city, hence the name “the Zhong Mountain, a dragon curling, and the Stone Mountain, a tiger crouching”.
Mr. Sun Yet-sen spoke highly of Nanjing in the “Constructive Scheme for Our Country”, “The position of Nanjing is wonderful since mountains, lakes and plains all integrated in it.
It is hardly to find another city like this.” With history of over 6,000 years, Nanjing has become a famous historical and cultural city since it was established 2,500 years ago.
Since the 3rd Century AD, 10 dynasties and regimes made Nanjing the capital and established the country: Wu, Eastern Jin, Southern Dynasties (Sung, Qi, Liang, Chen), Southern Tang, Ming, Taiping Heavenly Kingdom and the Republic of China, hence the titles “Ancient Capital for Six Dynasties” and “Capital City for Ten Dynasties”. The history has left abundant Chinese historical and cultural relics in Nanjing.
The urban scenario of Nanjing is composed of historical and cultural relics, modern and civilized economics and grand and beautiful natural scenery.
Nanjing is a modern city with energetic economics. Pillar industries such as high-tech electronic information, auto industry, petrochemical industry and iron and steel industry have built a strong basis of Nanjng’s industry and formed a complete industrial system. Nanjing is an important modern manufacturing base. Besides, the advantage of developing modern service industry is obvious—five big regional service centers have been formed in the field of modern logistics, tourism exhibition, finance, information and trade.
Nanjing is also a city of excellent specialists for scientific education. As one of the four scientific research education cities in the country, Nanjing has 41 general higher universities (not including military schools) with over 600,000 students. The portion of students in every ten thousand people ranks the first in cities of China. Moreover, more than 540 various scientific research organizations in Nanjing with 530,000 research staffs.
Most strikingly, Nanjing has 79 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Engineers.
Nanjing is a central city with wonderful regional advantages. As one of the ten big airports in China, the Nanjing Lukou International Airport has opened international passenger and freight transportation airlines from Nanjing to London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Chicago, Moscow, Tokyo, Singapore and Seoul, etc. The total number of cities that are in the airlines of the Lukou airport reaches 65. Besides, the Nanjing harbor is the largest inland one in Asia with range of nearly 200 harbors in 80 countries.
Nanjing is an ecological city with comfortable human-habitat environment. Since implementation of the construction—“Green Nanjing” in 2003, Nanjing has fasten the speed of urban greening. The afforestation coverage in the city has reached 45.9%. No wonder the titles it has won: “City of National Park”, “National Sanitary City”, “Model City of National Environmental Protection”, “Model City of National Afforestation”. Nanjing has already become one of the modern cities which are the most comfortable for living.
Nanjing is a civilized city with open minds. At present, corporations from 104 countries and regions have made investments on 10,500 projects, 105 of which have been invested by 81 Top 500 corporations, such as BASF, Siemens, Shell, BP, Ericsson, Ford, Motorola, Sharp, Fujitsu, LG, Samsung, etc. They have also set up 17 branch companies and 19 representative institutions.
Nanjing is a safe city with good consciousness of laws and regulations. With good public security and sound prevention and control system, the rate of occurrence of crime cases is the lowest in the cities of its kind. The general satisfaction of citizens towards public security is 95%. In addition, the good traffic order won Nanjing the “First Prize of National City for Smooth Traffic” several times.
As the province capital of Jiangsu, Nanjing has 11 districts: Xuanwu, Gulou, Jianye, Qinhuai, Xiaguan, Yuhuatai, Qixia, Jiangning, Pukou and Liuhe as well as 2 counties: Lishui and Gaochun. The total coverage of municipal district is 6,598 square kilometers and the urban space is 4,730 square kilometers. The level of urbanization is above 75% with over 7.4 million permanent residents.
Nanjing belongs to the north subtropical monsoon climate zone with four seasons, plenty sunshine and rains. The average temperature of a year is 17.8℃ and the amount of precipitation of a year is 1034 mm.
The city tree is cedar and the city flower is plum blossom.
The spirit of citizens: open-minded, honest, philanthropic, and innovative.
Zhenjiang lies in the southwest of Jiangsu province. It is situated at the intersection of the Yangtze River and the Grand Canal (the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal), the longest man-made canal in the world. It lies to the east of Nanjing, west of Shanghai and south of Nantong.
It serves as an important transportation hub in the Yangtze River Delta. Zhenjiang Port, one of the 5 major ports in Jiangsu (the other four are Nanjing Port, Suzhou Port, Nantong Port and Lianyungang Port), is an important transfer port for goods from the upper and middle parts of the Yangtze River. It is 90 km away from Nanjing Lukou Airport and 60 km from Changzhou Luosuye Airport. The Beijing-Shanghai Railway, Shanghai-Nanjing Expressway, No. 312 State Highway and No. 104 State Highway go through the city. The Beijing-Shanghai Express Railway, scheduled for construction in 2008, will cut the driving time from Zhenjiang to Shanghai to 1 hour.
Reputed as “Dragon City” since the ancient times, Changzhou is an ancient city with a record history of over 2500 years, and at the same time, an emerging industrial city full of modern style and developed economy. Currently, Changzhou is administratively divided into two county-level cities of Jintan and Liyang, and five districts of Wujin, Xinbei, Tianning, Zhonglou and Qishuyan, covers a total area of 4,385 square kilometers, and has population of 3.6 million. The urban area covers 1,872 square kilometers, with a population of 2.27 million.
As a witness to the long history of Changzhou, the remains of Majiabang Culture, Songze Culture and Liangzhu Culture of the Neolithic Period were all discovered here. Since 547 BC when Ji Zha was granted this land of Yanling, the history of Changzhou has been inherited by generations; and the unique advantage of “key town in central Wu Region, famed capital among eight cities” makes Changzhou more charming and graceful among cities in the South Yangtze area. In addition, Changzhou is also one of the cradles of the China modern national industries, and has enjoyed the reputation of well-matched prosperous economy and industries. In the early of 1980s, Changzhou became a famous industrial star city, and jointly created the well-known “South Jiangsu Mode” together with some other cities.
Situated in the golden Yangtze River Delta with beautiful scenery and abundant resources, Changzhou is halfway between Shanghai and Nanjing, and together with Suzhou and Wuxi form the Su-Xi-Chang Metropolis Area. Changzhou enjoys quite a favorable geographic location and convenient traffic conditions of water, land and air. It borders the Yangtze Rive to the north, and Taihu Lake to the south, and is traversed by Shanghai-Nanjing Railway, Shanghai-Nanjing expressway, state highway 312, and Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. Besides, Changzhou owns a convenient water transport network crisscrossed by rivers and canals, leading to the Yangtze River and the East Sea. Port Changzhou on the Yangtze River is a category-1 open port, owns annual cargo handling capacity of approaching 30 million tons. In addition, Changzhou Civil Airport provides many scheduled flights to more than 20 domestic large and medium-sized cities, including Beijing, Guangzhou, Harbin, Chongqing, Dalian, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Haikou and Xi’an, etc.
During the 3 decades of reform and opening-up, Changzhou people have kept making progress, strived to speed up development, made great achievements in economic development, with the per-capita GDP exceeding 10,000 US dollars and built Changzhou into a modern manufacturing city and economic center full of competitive strength in the developed Yangtze River Delta. At present, Changzhou has been awarded many honorable titles, such as one of Top Ten Chinese Cities in Innovation Environment, one of Top 100 Chinese Cities in Investment Environment, National Advanced City in Model City Creation Work, China Excellent Tourism City, National Hygienic City, National Garden City, National Model City in Environment Protection and China Human Habitat Environment Model City, etc.
Wuxi city of Jiangsu province is located in the center of the well-developed Yangtze River Delta in eastern China, adjacent to Lake Tai, with the Grand Canal and the Yangtze River as its neighbour, which granted it the name “Pearl of Lake Tai”. The GDP of Wuxi has mounted to 499.2 billion Yuan in 2009.
Premier Wen Jiabao has paid three visits to Wuxi and specifically urged the city to accelerate the construction of an environment-friendly city, a city of tourism and modern service, a city of hi-tech industry, and a livable city. Wuxi has started its historic transformation from a time-honored city to a civilized city with the four characteristics since 2009.
As a well-known city of national history and culture, Wuxi has been honored with such titles as the Important Economic Center of China, City of Brand Economy, Outstanding Ecotourism City of China, National Garden City, National Model City for Environmental Protection, National Forest City, National Eminent City in Civilized City Construction, National Model City for Service Outsourcing, One of the Top 10 Economy-dynamic City in China and One of the Top 10 Most Competitive City in China. Wuxi is considered by authoritative organizations as one of the cities with the best investment environment and development prospects in China, and comes out on top in the list of the best commercial cities in Chinese mainland issued by Forbes for five consecutive years. In 2009, Wuxi is given the title of “Global Green City” by the administrative council of GFHS.
Famous City in the Southern Yangtze
Wuxi has a rich and deep cultural tradition, with the nutritions from Wu Culture thousands of years ago, modern Chinese industrial and commercial culture, entrepreneurship culture in contemporary rural area; and finally formed the specific spirit of "virtue, practice, harmony and endeavour".
Over three thousand years ago, Wu Culture originated here, forming the bright territory of Chinese ancient civilization with the North Central Plains culture and Chu Culture. According to the historical material, Taibo and Zhongyong, the princes of the Zhou Dynasty gave up the throne for three times, came to the Southern Yangtze River Area, a wild place at that time, and settled down at Meili (Meicun Town of Wuxi today) and finally set up their own country Gou Wu. Since then, Wu Culture began to grow and develop in Wuxi till now, which is the origin of Wuxi; the name of the latter also has some bearing on the former. As the historical document goes that Wuxi is known for its rich tin mine in its region, where Qin Shi Huang (the First Emperor in China) had a lot of troops (the relic of "Qin Huang Cove" still remains now) and which was the key place in battles. Then in Han Dynasty, a tourist traveled here finding a stone, engraved with the sentence: if Wuxi has tin, the whole world will fight for it, only when there is no tin, could the world be peaceful. That is where the name of "Wuxi" comes, which means “no tin”.
During the Chunqiu Period (Spring & Autumn Period) and Zhanguo Period (Warring States Period), Fanli, Dafu (the top official in ancient China) of Yue State，secluded himself in the mountain and water area in Wuxi. Under the name of Tao Zhugong, he wrote a book called The Classics on Fish Breeding, made potteries out of mud, traded in silk and fish goods, all of which shaped him as the originator of industrial and commercial business of Wuxi. During the end of Ming Dynasty and the beginning of Qing Dynasty, as both the store place of grains in Southern Yangtze River and the planting area for mulberry and flax, Wuxi became known as "Rice Market" and "Cloth Dock" with textile folks workshops arising here. In the beginning of 19th century, the national industry and commerce in Wuxi standed out with many businessmen in the fields of powder, cotton mill, filature and machine manufacturing. Exporting its products far to Europe, America and South Pacific, Wuxi's economy ranked top three during its heyday and was reputed as "Shanghai in miniature".
In the 1970s and 1980s, the enterprises run by villages and township emerged and prospected, which not only provided the Southern Jiangsu Province model of solving “Three Agricultural Problems” (problems of agriculture, rural areas and farmers), but contributed a lot to the leading role of Wuxi in regional competition. Till now, Wuxi has always been the top city with the most listed companies. Among the over 40 superior companies, the ones with experiences of running village and township enterprises take up over 2/3.
Wuxi has a long history and has turned out a galaxy of gifted personnel since ancient times. According to the historical material, there are famous officials in Tang Dynasty, farm poet Li Shen, distinguished Anti-Jing hero Li Gang in Song Dynasty, Donglin School members Gu Xiancheng and Gao Panlong, geologist Xu Xiake, ideologists and diplomatist Xue Fucheng in Qing Dynasty, industrial and commercial giants such as Rong Zongjing and Rong Desheng in contemporary society. In present days, gifted figures are more brightening, such as statesmen Qin Bangxian, Wang Kunlun and Lu Dingyi, economists Chen Hansheng, Sun Yefang, Xue Muqiao, masters of languages Qian Zhongshu and Qian Mu, educationists Tang Wenzhi, Gu Yuxiu, Jiang Nanxiang, scientists Zhou Peiyuan, Qian Weichang, painters Xu Beihong, Qian Songyan, Wu Guanzhong, musicians Hua Yanjun (A Bing), Liu Tianhua and so on. There are up to over 80 contemporary academicians of the Chinese Academy and Sciences and Academy of Engineering, the number of which ranks first among similar cities in China.
Being one of the top ten cities in terms of economic aggregate in consecutive years, Wuxi kept its double digit GDP growth despite all unbenefitial factors in face of the 2009 economic crisis. More significantly, such growth were achieved in the race of advanced transition, continuous innovation and construction of high-tech industrial areas.
High-tech industry have been the major investment body in consecutive years in Wuxi. What’s more, the historical break-through made by Wuxi in 2009 is that it grasped the great opportunity of the national development of strategic new industry. Wuxi was granted by the State Council to build up the Innovative National Demonstration Area of Sensor Networks and National Sensor Information Center, which has generated hundreds of corporations working on research & development, production and integration of Sensor Networks. At present, sensor networks,electronic information, new energy, bio-medication, new materials, software and out-sourcing have been considered as the pillar industries in Wuxi high-tech industrial zone. Industrial added value of high-tech industry reached 41.5% share in the city’s industrial added value in 2009.
The soul of the new industries is new talents. Since the year of 2006, Wuxi has introduced 445 overseas returnees’ initiative businesses, which gathered more than 5000 research and development personnels under the brand name of the “530 Plan”. In the later half of 2009, Wuxi first started the “1000 Talents Project” which aims at introducing high-level talents with overseas education and work experience to start their own business; while in February 2010, there are five talents in Wuxi who were enrolled in the national “1000 Talents Project” and 13 talents got into the second batch of people under review for the national “1000 Talents Project”. Both numbers are ranking the first among all cities in Jiangsu Province.
The improvement of new industries lies on the new investment of the research budget of the whole society. There has been a successive of 6 years’s of increase in the share of social research investment in the gross regional production value in Wuxi, while in 2009, the number has reached 2.3% which ranked high in all cities. Furthermore, the target of 2010 is 2.5% which is of the same level as the intermediate developed countries in Europe.
The development of new industries would not have happened without the involvement of foreign investment of finance and talents. On the basis of the 75 Fourtune 500 corporations, Wuxi has obtained more than 3.2 billion US Dollars’ foreign investment in 2009, which created a historical record.
An Ecologically-Blessed Place
Wuxi impresses most people with its “economic card”— taking up over 1.5% of the national economic aggregate with an area of roughly 0.5‰ and a registered population of 4.5‰ of the national total.
With booming economy, Wuxi is now the experimental city for the construction of national ecological civilization. In Wuxi, the construction of an ecological city is given top priority, which is well demonstrated with its achievements: Wuxi became the first “National Forest City within Jiangsu province in 2009, with an average increase of 100,000 mu in afforested area for 6 successive years, and the current forest coverage has reached 35.2%; the afforestation coverage in city, the greening rate and the per capita public green area are 43%, 40% and 13 square meters respectively. The experts from State Forestry Bureau commented that Wuxi has made exploration into the construction of forest city, which is beneficial for plain areas where lack of natural resources is common. Wuxi’s practice could be promoted in economically-developed regions. The increase in afforested area went along with the reduction in the amount of urban pollutants. The total chemical oxygen demand of major pollutant and the sulfur dioxide emission have reduced by 30% compared to the number in 2005. Thanks to the rigid and scientific strategy adopted, the water quality of Lake Tai in Wuxi has been enormously improved and the eutrophication index has been cut down to moderate level.
The emphasis on ecosystem has brought about protection as well as attractive scenery. Now the sky is bluer, the waters cleaner and the landscapes even more fascinating in Wuxi. Around the 36,000-qing Lake Tai, there are the classical scenic spots like the Turtle Head Peninsula, the Li Park, the Plum Garden, the Xihui Park and the Jichang Garden and the open-end relaxation parks—Lake Li New Town Landscapes Complex and the Changguangxi Wetland Park—which are recently set up and boast diversified landscapes.
Right beside the 88-meter high Mountain Giant Buddha is the landscape complex of Ling Shan’s Buddhist recluse, which is rather popular among visitors due to its perfect combination of the eastern and western art treasures and is referred to by experts as a newly-created historical and cultural heritage in the world.
Apart from those scenic sites like Lake Tai, theme parks, gardens in Jiangnan, former residences of celebrities, many new attractions have been built in Wuxi in recently years such as Cultural and Historical Block of Qingming Bridge, Cultural and Historical Block of Huishan’s Ancient Towns, Wuxi Wu Culture Exposition, Hongshan Relics Exposition, Tao Culture Exposition and Agricultural Exposition. Now visitors in Wuxi could enjoy all sorts of entertainment and leisure games like traveling on Lake Tai by yacht, playing beach volleyball, go fishing, visiting film shooting base and pottery making. More exciting recreations available are explorations of the Huaxi Village, Bamboo Forest in Yixing and the site where the butterfly lovers story took place……
A Happy Homeland
The construction of Wuxi --“the city with four characteristics” --started with an “ecological city” to an “livable city”, which best illustrated the significance of “ Better City, Better Life”
To build up the “livable city”, Wuxi has its new path, that is, the construction of the “cities/counties/districts with happiness” .This activity started in 2010, aiming at building up the city with “Six Merits”, namely, “everyone works with a good job, every house enjoys ample income, everything gets sound insurance; every person lives with good health, everywhere enjoys natural environment, and, everyday shows bright sunny mood ”. What’s more, in addition to the 38 objective index regarding people’s livelihood, including employment, household income, social security coverage, doctor-share per 10,000 people,environmental comprehensive index, and the share of household expense on entertainment in household expenses, the “Cities/Counties/Districts with Happiness ” construction evaluation system also covers 40 subjective factors indicating people’s feelings.
Wuxi is on its way of fastening the construction of infrastructure in order to raise its people’s sense of happiness: construction of subway Line 1 which extends 30.7 kilometres has already started and will be completed in the year of 2014; meanwhile, subway Line 2 which runs for 25.38 kilometres will also be started in 2010. As for Wuxi airport, on the basis of the existing lines to Osaka(Japan) and Hong Kong, it will start new international lines to Europe and America in 2010 and launch more domestic lines as well,
In 2009, the urban per capita disposable income in Wuxi exceeded 25,000 Yuan, and the rural per capita disposable income went beyond 12,000 Yuan. Both numbers ranked high in Jiangsu Province.
Located in the southeast of Jiangsu Province, Suzhou is a historical city lies in the center of Yangtze Delta. The city is widely known for its classic gardens, canals, silks, lakes, operas, legends and museums.
In 1997, the Classical Gardens of Suzhou were declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Today, Suzhou has become a core city of China's Yangtze River Delta economic zone, given its high GDP contribution to China. More recently, it has been a silk trade center.
Gardens and canals in Suzhou enjoy nationwide reputation, Suzhou's ancient heritages, like beautiful gardens and courtyard parks, have been preserved. This ambitious city, however, is not going to trade upon its past in order to meet the future. Wandering into the old neighborhoods is a pleasant experience.
So come prepared to feel a bit betrayed by the guidebooks singing the praises of a quaint thousand year old city. On XiBei Road thoroughfare, every other storefront advertised foot massages. It seems that half the city are masseur/masseuses and the other half are potential clients.
At the same time, Suzhou has grown into a major center of joint-venture high-tech manufacturing and currently boasts one of the hottest economies in the world. It is the world's largest single producer of laptop computers. The Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) in the east, and the Suzhou New District (SND) in the west, are home to factories from numerous North American, European, East Asian, and Australian companies.
Major industrial products include microchips, flash memory systems, electronics, computer equipment, telecommunications components, power tools, speciality chemicals and materials, automotive components, pharmaceuticals, and much more. This makes for a sense of stark contrasts, the outskirts of town were farmland just ten years ago. Now there are four lane highways connecting the city to Shanghai.
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