Taizhou, a coastal city in the middle of Zhejiang province, is located at the south wing of Yangtze River Delta and bordered by Ningbo to the north and Wenzhou to the south. It has a land area of 9,411 square kilometers with a population of 5.97 million. In 2015, its gross output reached 355.813 billion yuan; fiscal revenue reached 53.978 billion yuan; disposable incomes for urban residents and rural residents were 43,266 yuan and 21,225 yuan respectively.
Taizhou has a very robust private sector. It is the birthplace of shareholding cooperative system in China. During “the 13th Five-year” period, Taizhou will continue improving its modern industrial system, go with the development trends of deeper integration between informatization and industrialization and between manufacturing industry and service industry and focus on developing 8 RMB 100 billion-level leading industries including modern pharmaceutics, automobile manufacturing, high-end equipment, clean energy, information economy, modern finance, modern logistics and tourism and leisure.
Taizhou has enjoyed a high reputation. It has been awarded multiple titles such as “The Best City for Business in Mainland China”, “The City with the Highest Happiness Index in China” and is approved to build the National Reform and Innovation Pilot Zone for the Financial Services for Micro and Small Enterprises. With magnificent mountain and water views and superior ecological environment, Taizhou has been named the “lung-cleansing” city. It has two national 5A tourism attractions, namely Tiantai Mountain and Shenxian House. The Tiantai Sect of Buddhism and the Nan Sect of Taoism were both originated from Taizhou. Taizhou is an ideal destination for investment, career development and living for businessmen at home and abroad.