Yangtze River Delta, China's window to the world
Yangtze River Delta covers Shanghai, Zhejiang and Jiangsu, and is one of the core economic areas of China, as well as China's window to the world. Yangtze River Delta is a 2-hour economic circle and a world-class city cluster with a noticeable city synergy effect.
Zhejiang, the hometown of China's private economy
Zhejiang is located in the south of the Yangtze River Delta, and the belt connecting east China and south China. Zhejiang has long been deemed as a rich land flowing with milk and honey. Since China's reform and opening, Zhejiang's economy has been driven by the strong development of the private economy, and Zhejiang has been one of the most vibrant provinces in China. Businessmen from Zhejiang have gone all over the world. As of the end of 2013, the per capital disposable income in Zhejiang has been ranked No.1 in China for 21 consecutive years.
Shangyu, southeast Zhejiang's entry point to Yangtze River Delta
The Shangyu District in Shaoxing is located in southeast Zhejiang and south of Hangzhou Bay, with a total coverage of 1403 square kilometers and a population of about 780,000. The district has a long history and a rich cultural legacy. The urban district runs along mountains and rivers, boasting beautiful scenes. Along with the completion of the Jiaxing - Shaoxing River-Crossing Bridge and the Hangzhou-Ningbo High-Speed Railway, Shangyu has become the southeast Zhejiang's portal into the Yangtze River Delta, holding a significant strategic position. Since China's reform and opening up, Shangyu District has established a solid industrial foundation and private economic base after about 30 years of development. Its industry system comprises mechanical equipment, fine chemicals, light industry and textile, lighting equipment, photovoltaic and green energy, with a complete industry chain and a clear benefit of scale. Below is a description of the national-level Hangzhou Bay Shangyu Economic and Technological Development Area.
Hangzhou Bay Shangyu Economic and Technical Development Area
The national-level Hangzhou Bay Shangyu Economic and Technological Development Area originates from the Hangzhou Bay Shangyu Industrial Development Area in 1998, a main industry cluster in Shangyu District as well as a major carrier for corporate development. On January 22, 2014, the national-level Hangzhou Bay Shangyu Economic and Technological Development Area was officially established, which greatly improves the reputation and influence of the national-level Development Area.
The completion of the Jiaxing-Shaoxing River-Crossing Bridge and the high-speed rail allows the Development Area to fully integrate into the Yangtze River Delta. This also enables the superior resources of major cities neighboring the Yangtze River Delta to be closely connected with the properties and industrial cluster in the Development Area. The Development Area enters into an era of new regional synergy full of vigor and potential.
The Hangzhou Bay Shangyu Economic and Technological Development Area has been named an exemplary district for the Hangzhou Bay Rim Industrial Belt and Zhejiang Ocean Economic Development. Over recent years, the district has insisted on the principles of sustainable development, developing emerging industries, ecological economies and the ocean economy, in a bid to build a new urban center integrating industrialization with urbanization.