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History of Wuhan

Wuhan's history dates back 3,500 years. It was once the center of the ancient State of Chu, and has always been an important spot on the mighty Yangtze River. From Wuhan, merchants followed the great river and extensive water networks to expand their businesses throughout the entire region. During the Warring States ...Read more>>

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Wuhan Transport - Introduction HOT

As a regional transportation hub, Wuhan is easily reachable by road, rail and land. The city is intersected by the Beijing-Zhujiang Expressway, and is now also accessible via the Hurong (Shanghai-Wuhan), Han-Shi (Wuhan-Shiyan), and Wuhuanghuang expressways. ...... Read More>>

Office Leasing

Commercial Real Estate Overview The office buildings of Wuhana are mainly concentrated in 4 areas including the Jiefang Dadao-Wusheng Lu area, the Jianshe Dadao Finance Street area, the Qushui Building-Jianghan Beilu area and the Yanjiang Dadao-Jianghan Lu Pedestrian Street area. The average price of office buildings is about 5,000 RMB/m2 and ... ...Read More>>

Business Links

◎ Wuhan Municipal People's Government http://english.wh.gov.cn/ ◎ Wuhan Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperate Bureau http://www.comewuhan.com/web/index.asp(Chinese) ◎ Wuhan Investment Promotion Bureau http://www.wuhaninvest.com/NewsShow/index_en.aspx ◎ Wuhan Commercial Bureau http://www.whhd.gov.cn/(Chinese) ◎ Wuhan United Working Center for ... ...Read More>>

Preferential Policy

Preferential Policies for Business Income Tax State regulations provide that the income tax for enterprises with foreign investment is 30% of the taxable income, yet enterprises operating within the jurisdiction of Wuhan municipality will enjoy a favorable tax rate of 24% and enterprises operating within special pilot zones in Wuhan will enjoy ... ...Read More>>

Labor force

Human Resource Overview Wuhan is the scientific and educational center of Central China, with 52 institutions for higher learning including Wuhan University and the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, which offer course programs in all fields of science and technology and employ elite professors and scientists to their guide ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Public Utilities

Wuhan's coal, electricity, water and gas resources are more than adequate and also reasonably priced to completely meet the requirements of industrial, residential and agricultural use. In 2006, total water supply was 709.77 million m3; total water consumption was 555.43 million m3, including 305.94 million m3 for household living, 123.95 ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Post &Telecommunications

The Wuhan General Post office is the largest mail distribution center in central and southern China and the Wuhan Telecommunications Bureau is an important national communication hub, where the Beijing-Wuhan-Guangzhou coaxial trunk cable line intersects the Shanghai-Nanjing-Wuhan-Chongqing fiber optic trunk cable line. In 2006, total ... ...Read More>>

Investment Procedure

Wuhan United Working Center for Foreign-invested, Domestic-invested and Domestic-associated Enterprises The Wuhan United Working Center for Foreign-invested, Domestic-invested and Domestic-associated Enterprises is a united institution established by the Wuhan Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government for the promotion of work ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Government

Mayor Mayor: Li Xiansheng Municipal Departments • Wuhan Municipal People's Government Add: 188 Yanjiang Dadao, Jiang'an District, Wuhan Postcode: 430014 Tel: 027-82826114 Fax: 027-82814646 • Foreign Affairs Office of Wuhan Municipal People's Government Add: 188 Yanjiang Dadao, Jiang'an District, Wuhan Postcode: 430014 Tel: 027-82835788 ... ...Read More>>

Wuhan Business Guide - Economic Overview HOT

Vital Statistics (2006) GDP: RMB 259 billion GDP per Capita: RMB29, 890 Economic Growth Rate: 14.8% Population: 5.03 million (urban) – 3.16 million (rural) FDI (2006): US$2.0 billion Annual Average Wage: RMB19, 759 Government Effectiveness Rating: 73rd 2006 Chinese Cities Competitive Rating: 28th Economic Overview Wuhan, a National ... ...Read More>>

Development Zones

Wuhan Economic & Technological Development Zone The Wuhan Economic & Technological Development Zone (WEDZ) is a national level development zone approved by the State Council of the P.R.C. in April 1993. In April 2000, an Export Processing Area was set up in the WEDZ as well and designated by the State Council. The Zone's planning area ... ...Read More>>

Planning & Development

Strategic Planning and Development Wuhan is positioning itself as an important national scientific and technological education base, transportation and telecommunication hub, an advanced manufacturing center and modern service center in central China. Urban development planning The core city zone will continue to focus on the service functions ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Transportation

Roads Wuhan is one of China's busiest traffic hubs and is known as the "hinge" that connects nine provinces. Wuhan highways include National Superhighways No.107, No.316, No.318 and No.106 which are directly linked to 15 provincial highways, 39 municipal expressways and numerous village highways. The Beijing-Zhuhai expressway and ... ...Read More>>

Business Environment

Geographical Advantages Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province, is the largest city in Central China, located at the junction of the Beijing-Guangzhou Railway and the Yangtze River. The city is often referred to as a thoroughfare to nine provinces. It is directly linked to Shanghai in the east, Chongqing in the west, Guangzhou in the south, and ... ...Read More>>

Foreign Trade & Foreign Direct

By the end of 2006, investment in Wuhan had come from 70 different countries and/or regions. The city has approved over 4,900 foreign invested enterprises, with accumulated actualized foreign investment of US$2 billion. Sixty-nine of the world's Fortune 500 companies have invested in the city, including IBM,Hewlett Packard, the Danone ... ...Read More>>

Statistics HOT

• GDP: RMB 650 billion (2011) • Per Capita Disposable Income of Urban Residents: RMB 23,738.09 (2011) • Economic Growth Rate: 12% (2011) • Resident Population: 9.785 million (2010) • Unemployment Rate: 4.1% (2010) • Enrollment Rate for Children of School Age: 100% (2010) • Enrollment Rate for High School ... ...Read More>>

Area & Population HOT

Wuhan covers an area of 8,494 sq.km and houses a population of 9.785(2010). The male population of 5.03 million accounts for 51.43% of the permanent population. The female population is 4.75 million, accounting for 48.57%. The population consists mainly of the Han ethnic group, as well as ethnic minority groups like Hui, Man, Zhuang, Miao, Tujia ... ...Read More>>

Wuhan Transport - Bus HOT

Bus fares in Wuhan are priced at 1 RMB for non-air conditioned vehicles and 2 RMB for those with air-conditioning. Double-decker air-conditioned vehicles cost 1.6 RMB, but the price can differ depending on where your stop is; people usually pay about 3 RMB. The public transportation system serves most of the city sights. Buses stop running ... ...Read More>>

Wuhan Transport - Boat HOT

Situated as it is on the banks of the Yangtze, the city of Wuhan is easily reached by boat. There are regular ferries and cruise ships that connect Wuhan with Shanghai and Chongqing. The trip to Shanghai takes about three days. Prices depend on the standard of the cabin. Wuhan Port Passenger Transportation Station (Wuhan Gang Keyun Zhan) Add: 23 ... ...Read More>>

Wuhan Nightlife HOT

Unlike many big cities, Wuhan has no official bar street. If you are interested in meeting people, you can head to Yunlin Street where there are many bars; if you are searching for a more tranquil environment, you may head to Yangtze Boulevard where you ...... Read More>>

Wuhan Travel Tips HOT

Often referred to as one of China's "Three Furnaces", Wuhan gets very hot indeed in the summertime. Bring sun cream, a broad-brimmed hat and cotton clothing. Visitors should also make sure they have plenty of bottled water to hand. Meanwhile, ...... Read More>>

Location and Climate HOT

Wuhan is located at 113°41” - 115°05” East Longitude, and its 29°58’ - 31°22' North Latitude. It lies to the east the Jianghan Plains, and is sliced into the three districts of Hankou, Hanyang and Wuchang by the rivers Yangtze and Han. Wuhan gets plentiful precipitation and sunshine, and has clearly marked ... ...Read More>>

Wuhan Transport - Subway HOT

Operational since mid-2004, Wuhan's subway line 1 currently serves 10 stations, with another six under construction. Line 1 runs daily from 6:00 to 22:00. A second line linking Hankou and Wuchang is also under construction; Line 2 is expected to open at the end of 2012 and will serve 21 stations along the line. Subway Line 1 Stations: Dongwu ... ...Read More>>

Wuhan Entertainment Overview HOT

Nightlife in Wuhan is based around the city's Western bars and restaurants. The busier areas are Hankou and the area around the university. Bayi Lu is among the most popular joints. The Shangri-La Hotel is the place to go to catch a live music show. ...... Read More>>

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