Jiangsu is located along the eastern coast of China and boasts a highly developed economy and a multitude of ancient historic sites; it has become a haven for both international and Chinese students and visitors. Jiangsu is situated between east longitude 116°18, 12°157'and north latitude 30°45', 35°20'. Jiangsu faces the Yellow Sea to the east, borders Shandong Province to the north, Anhui Province in the west and Shanghai and Zhejiang Province to the southeast. Jiangsu thus enjoys the superiority of its natural condition and lays a solid economic foundation.
Economy and Potential
Jiangsu Province is one of the most economically developed regions in China. In 2018, the GDP of the province reached USD 1.31 trillion, ranking the second place in China, taking up 10.3 % of China's total. The ratio of different industries in Jiangsu's GDP is: primary industry 4.5%, second industry 44.5%, third industry 51.0%.
Jiangsu is taking a lead in the building of various Development Zones in China. At present, there are 46 State-level ones and 112 Provincial-level ones in the province. Those Development Zones have become demonstration zones of open economy, concentrated locations of FDI, international trade and technological innovation.
Travel in Jiangsu
Jiangsu has been a tourist paradise ever since ancient times. Nanjing, Suzhou, Yangzhou, Zhenjiang, Changshu, Xuzhou and Huai’an are famous historical and cultural cities. There are 3 major tourist centers in Jiangsu, namely the Yangtze River Area, the Tai Lake Area and the Xuhuai Area. There are now 20 well-known scenic spots, 23 forest parks, 6 tourism and holiday resorts and 461 historical sites under state and provincial protection. Nine classical gardens in Suzhou are designated by UNESCO as world cultural heritage.
Jiangsu is well known as “a land flowing with milk and honey” which is endowed by an advantaged condition for agricultural production and has various kinds of crops, forests and livestock. Grains, cotton and oil-bearing crops are grown almost everywhere around the province. There are more than 260 types of fruit trees, tea plants, mulberry trees and flowers, over 80 categories and more than 1000 kinds of vegetables for planting. Jiangsu is also famous for its silkworm rearing and a kind of green tea called BILOCHUN. Pheasants and mallards are major kinds of the Aves in Jiangsu, but precious fowls such as red-crowned cranes, white cranes and swans can be seen along the coast.