Zhoushan Archipelago New Area, Zhejiang
As China’s 4th largest island and 1st prefecture-level city formed by an archipelago, Zhoushan is known as a “Buddhist Kingdom, Fishing Capital, and Port City”. The total area is 22,200 square kilometers. It has 1,390 islands of different sizes and 1.15 million permanent residents. In 2015, Zhoushan City’s GDP growth rate ranked 2nd in Zhejiang. It realized regional RMB 109.5 billion yuan, gross output of marine economy 265.3 billion yuan, port cargo throughput 380 million tons, received tourists 38.76 million person-times, and achieved general fiscal revenue 15.96 billion yuan.
Zhoushan Archipelago New Area is the 4th national new area in China approved by the State Council. It is a key point on the “21st Century Maritime Silk Road”. The New Area will be regarded as an International Logistics Hub Island, Open Portal Island, Marine Industry Cluster Island, International Eco-leisure Island, Offshore Garden City and Zhoushan River-Ocean Combined Transportation Service Center, i.e. “four islands, one city and one center” as its goal, and become China’s “bridgehead” facing the Pacific Rim Economic Circle.