SHAOXING , CHINA
A CITY OF LEGEND
Shaoxing, located in North-Central Zhejiang, is 200 km from Shanghai, with Hangzhou in the west, Ningbo in the east, and the Hangzhou Bay in the north. Shaoxing covers an area of 8,256 km2 with a population of 4.41 million. Shaoxing is a historic and cultural city, a National Civilized City, an ecological and livable water city in South China, and a central city in the Yangtze River Delta region. Shaoxing is only 25 km from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport. As Jiaxing-Shaoxing River-Crossing Bridge has been open to traffic, it takes only 80 minutes drive to Shanghai from Shaoxing. Railways and expressways intersect in Shaoxing.
Shaoxing is a city full of comparative advantages. Private economy accounts for over 95% and 25 enterprises have ranked among the Top 500 Chinese Private Enterprises. In Shaoxing, there are 60 listed companies。Now, its GDP per capita reaches up to 13,000 US dollars.
Shaoxing is an open coastal city with its annual total volume of import and export trade exceeding 30 billion US dollars. Shaoxing now has five competitive industries, namely, textile and chemical fiber, machinery and electron, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, energy conversation and environmental protection, and food and beverage, and is accelerating development of eight medium and high-end industrial clusters , namely, high-end textile, advanced equipment manufacturing, green chemical material, metal product processing, life and health industry, culture and tourism, information economy and modern housing industry.