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History of Chengdu

Chengdu's history dates back over 3,600 years. It is believed that in the early part of the 4th century BC, the Shu State moved its capital to the site of present-day Chengdu. During the Qin Dynasty, the city was founded, a protective 25-meter tall wall was built, and the city's reputation as a commercial hub and ...Read more>>

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Chengdu Transport - Introduction HOT

Chengdu is a vital transportation hub for southwest China since it provides a passageway to much of western China, including Tibet, Kunming and Qinghai. The city is easily reached by air and land. Chengdu's International Airport is located 16 km outside of ...... Read More>>

Office Leasing

Commercial Real Estate Overview In 2006, the Chengdu real estate sector leased out over 569,000 square meters of office space. Lease prices for Chengdu's Class A office buildings were stable at an average rent of 90 RMB per square meter per month. According to the "2006 Chengdu Commercial Real Estate Development Report", the supply of ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Post &Telecommunications

In 2006, post and telecommunications revenues reached 10.23 billion RMB, up 9.6% over the previous year. The number of fixed-line telephone users reached 7.5 million and the number of mobile phone subscribers reached 9.9 million. ...Read More>>

Municipal Government

Mayor Mayor: Ge Honglin Municipal Departments • General Office of Chengdu Municipal People's Government Add: 2 Renmin Xilu, Chengdu Tel: 028-86633706 • The Foreign Affairs Office of Chengdu Municipal People's Government Add: 75 Madao Jie, Chengdu Tel: 028-86637972 • Chengdu Municipal Development and Reform Commission Add: 2 Renmin ... ...Read More>>

Business Links

◎ General Office of Chengdu Municipal People's Government ◎ Chengdu Municipal Commerce Bureau ◎ CCPIT (China Commission for Promotion of International Trade)Chengdu ◎ Chengdu Foreign Investment Promotion Center ◎ ... ...Read More>>

Preferential Policy

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

Planning & Development

Strategic Planning and Development According to "Chengdu's Overall Urban Plan (2003-2020)", Chengdu will have a total population of about 15 million people in 2020 and become a world-class metropolis with a combination of the best business environment, the best human habitat and the highest quality of life in China. Industrial ... ...Read More>>

Foreign Trade & Foreign Direct

Foreign investment in Chengdu has picked up pace in recent years and in 2006, the actual utilization of FDI amounted to US$760 million, up 36.6 % over the previous year. By February of 2007, there were over 4,150 foreign invested enterprises operating in the city, covering areas as diverse as electronics, food processing, pharmaceuticals, ... ...Read More>>

Development Zones

Chengdu National Economic & Technological Development Zone Located in the Longquanyi District, the Chengdu National Economic & Technological Development Zone is only 13.6 km east of the Chengdu downtown area. The Zone was approved to be a National Electronic Devices Industrial Park by the Ministry of Information and has a planned area ... ...Read More>>

Labor force

Human Resource Overview There are numerous universities and research institutions in Chengdu, which have become an integral part of Chengdu's economy and supply a vast pool of talent for the city's enterprises. In 2006, investment in sci-tech projects amounted to 1.71 billion RMB, with over 140 newly approved hi-tech enterprises. Total patent ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Public Utilities

Public Utilities Overview (2006) Annual water supply capacity 51,000,000 tons Urban gas supply rate 96.75% Electricity supply capacity 16.9 billion kWh Water (RMB/cubic m) Usage Price Commercial Use 4.6 (1.5 RMB for sewage treatment included) Industrial Use 2.7 (1 RMB for sewage treatment included) Domestic Use 2.15 (0.8 RMB for sewage ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Transportation

Chengdu has benefited from the nation's "Go West" policy and has used a lot of the available funding to improve its infrastructure and arguably may well be the most updated and modern city in China, since virtually the entire city infrastructure has been overhauled within the past 5 years. In 2006, infrastructure investment reached ... ...Read More>>

Business Environment

Geographical Advantages Long known as the gateway to Tibet, Chengdu is located in southwestern China and is the capital of Sichuan province. The fertile Chengdu Plain on which Chengdu is located has been called "the Land of Abundance" throughout history. The city is situated in a bowl at the western edge of the Sichuan Basin, ... ...Read More>>

Strategic Industries

Serving as the primary outpost of the nation's Western Development Policy, Chengdu is an important industrial base in China and has been traditionally known as the third line or fall back position due its comprehensive and diverse economic strength and industrial expertise. The city has formed a comprehensive industrial system that has come to ... ...Read More>>

chengdu Business Guide - Economic Overview HOT

Vital Statistics (2006) GDP: RMB 275 billion GDP Per Capita: RMB 25,167 Per Capita Disposable Income of Urban Residents: RMB12,789 Economic Growth Rate: 13.8 % Population: 5.73 million (urban)-5.31 million (rural) (2006) FDI: US$0.76 billion Annual Average Wage: RMB 22,564 Government Effectiveness Rating: 64th 2006 Chinese Cities Competitive ... ...Read More>>

Statistics HOT

• GDP: RMB 685.46 billion (2011) • Per Capita Disposable Income of Urban Residents: RMB 23,932 (2011) • Economic Growth Rate: 15.2% (2011) • Resident Population: 14.047 million (2011) • Unemployment Rate: 2.5% (2011) • Enrollment Rate for Children of School Age: 99.97%(2011) • Enrollment Rate for High School ... ...Read More>>

Area & Population HOT

Chengdu city is 12,121 thousand square kilometers with a population of just over 14.047(2010) million. Among the permanent residents, there are 7,138,723 males and 6,908,902 females, accounting for 50.82% and 49.18% of the total population respectively. Chengdu has several ethnic minority groups, the largest of which are Hui and Tibetan. ...Read More>>

Location and Climate HOT

Chengdu sits in the west section of the Sichuan basin, and has a humid climate. Though the summers are quite hot, reaching an average of 25C, the days are notoriously cloudy and sudden showers are common. In winter, the temperature rarely falls below 5C. ...Read More>>

Chengdu Transport - Bus HOT

Chengdu has a comprehensive bus network, and fares are comparable to most major cities in China: 1 RMB for non-air conditioned buses and 2 RMB for cooled vehicles. Many of the buses have recordings in both Chinese and English indicating the upcoming stops. Chengdu Public Transport Group Co. Add: 286 Shuangnan Road, Shuangnan Subdistrict, Wuhou ... ...Read More>>

Chengdu Nightlife HOT

Most of Chengdu's larger bars are concentrated around Renmin Nan Lu (People's South Road) or West Yangshi Sreet, where you can find pubs, clubs, and even late-night bowling alleys. Kakadu Club, Glasshouse Pub and the Red Ages Club (hongse niandai) are among ...... Read More>>

Things to buy in Chengdu HOT

Bamboo Products 竹编 Lacquer ware 漆器 Shu Brocade 蜀锦 Silk Tapestries 蜀绣 Gold & Silver Ware金银制品 Bamboo Products 竹编 Placemats, vases, lampshades and a thousand other beautifully woven products made from bamboo are available at a steal in ...... Read More>>

Chengdu Entertainment Overview HOT

Chengdu's entertainment scene is a mix of the traditional and contemporary, thanks in part to the stream of visitors who use the city as a stopover on the trail to Tibet. The primary form of traditional entertainment in Chengdu is Sichuan Opera. The city is ...... Read More>>

Brief Intro to Chengdu Shopping HOT

There is no shortage of places to satisfy a shopping sweet tooth in Chengdu. Whether you're looking to pick up some of the province's specialty products (bamboo, lacquerware, brocade, silk and silver) or are just fleshing out your wardrobe, Chengdu ...... Read More>>

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