YANGZHOU

 

Yangzhou is the birthplace of the Grand Canal. With the joint efforts of 34 cities, the Grand Canal was included in the World Heritage list in June 2014, becoming the 46th World Heritage project in China. There are 10 sites and six sections of river in Yangzhou that are listed as World Heritage sites.

Yangzhou is located in the middle of Jiangsu province, the Yangtze River and the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. Yangzhou is where the first phase of the Eastern route for the South-to-North Water Diversion Project on the Yangtze began.  

The Yangzhou region, with 4.6 million people, is home to a vibrant economy. In 2017, Yangzhou achieved a regional GDP of 506,492 billion yuan, an increase of 8.0 percent over 2016. Per capita regional GDP reached 112,559 yuan, up 7.7 percent.

Yangzhou is also a popular destination for visitors worldwide who come for its beautiful scenery and to learn more about its ancient history that dates back to the Qing Dynasty. There are 37 attractions rated as A-level, including the Slender West Lake, Geyuan Garden, Jixiao Mountain Resort and Daming Temple. We invite you to explore what makes Yangzhou such a special place.

WUXI

 

Located in the southern part of Jiangsu Province, Wuxi is an important city in the Yangtze River economic belt and the city cluster of the Yangtze River Delta.

The Wuxi metropolitan area is home to 3.6 million people. As a major transportation hub in east China, Wuxi has major railway, highway, waterway and aviation facilities. The 213.6 million tons of cargo handled by the port in 2017 represented a 9.8 percent increase over the previous year, while passenger traffic at the airport was up 20.2 percent to 6.6 million passengers.

In 2017, Wuxi city achieved a total regional GDP of 105.1 billion yuan, an increase of 7.4 percent over the previous year. There were 153,700 urban jobs created, including 59,300 new jobs and 26,700 new jobs for people with difficulties in finding jobs. The registered urban unemployment rate is just 1.82 percent.

Wuxi has much to offer travelers in search of natural scenery and historic sites. The city is bordered by the Grand Canal and Taihu Lake, the second-biggest freshwater lake in China. Turtle Head Isle, Liyuan Garden, the Shutian Pavilion and Lingshan, home to the tallest Buddha in China, are popular destinations.