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History of Xi'an

Xi'an's history is as old as China's itself. The Xi'an area was the center of power of the very earliest Chinese dynasties, and when it reached the height of its glory in the 9th century AD, Xi'an (then called Chang'an) was one of the greatest cities in the world.Read more>>

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Xi'an Transport - Introduction HOT

Xi'an is a key gateway city to western China and has a well-developed transportation system to serve this purpose. Xi'an Xianyang International Airport offers flights to most of China's major cities and to destinations in Asia, Europe, Oceania and America. ...... Read More>>

Office Leasing

Commercial Real Estate Overview Eighty per cent of Xi' an' s commercial office space is located in four areas: the Hi-tech District, the Central Core area, Jingkai District south of the 2nd Ring and the Chang'an Road district. Chengnei is the city's Central Business District and possesses a full one fourth of the city's total office space. ... ...Read More>>

Business Links

◎ Xi'an Investment Service Center ◎ China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Shaanxi Sub-council ◎ Shaanxi Association of Foreign-Invested Enterprises ◎ Shaanxi Foreign Enterprise Service Co. Ltd. ... ...Read More>>

Preferential Policy

Preferential Policies for Foreign Investment Xi'an, located in central China, enjoys preferential policies promulgated by the Chinese government for the Western China Development Strategy in addition to the national preferential policies for foreign investment. Meanwhile, the local government has issued and implemented its own preferential ... ...Read More>>

Investment Procedure

Foreign Investment Promotion 1. Committed to improving the investment environment, the Xi'an Municipal People's Government has been working hard to create standardized, orderly and efficient policies, market mechanisms and social systems, in accordance with international convention and conducive to providing complete and high quality public ... ...Read More>>

Development Zones

Xian National Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone The establishment of the Xian Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone was approved by the State Council in March 1991. The zone is committed to the acceleration of the production of commodities relying on independent science and technology, industrialization, and internationalization. With a total ... ...Read More>>

Planning & Development

Strategic Planning and Development For the purpose of future industrial and economic development, the overall urban structure of Xian will be divided into four geographic segments, each with its own area of interest. The west region outside the city core, including Xianyang City will form a developmental link with the existing industrial areas ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Post &Telecommunications

Xian's communications network has been extensively revamped with first-class equipment, technology and facilities. The strength of its telecommunications infrastructure is excellent and services well developed. Xian is also one of China's six major wireless communication centers. The number of fixed line telephone subscribers reached 2.83 ... ...Read More>>

Labor force

Human Resource Overview Xian is an important base for scientific research, higher education, national defense technology and hi-tech industries in China, with its comprehensive strength in science and technology ranking 3rd nationwide. By the end of 2006, Xian had over 660 independent scientific research institutions, 122 national key ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Public Utilities

The completion of the Heihe Water Diversion Project has once and for all, freed Xian from any water supply concerns. The city now has a daily supply of 1.72 million tons of high quality potable water. Xian is covered by the "Shaanxi Power Network". Hydro-electric power bases along the Yellow River and the Shaanxi/Ninxia energy base ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Government

Mayor Mayor: Chen Baogen Municipal Departments • Xi'an Municipal People's Government Add: 159 Beiyuanmen, Xi'an Postcode: 710007 Tel: 029-87295821 • Xi'an Municipal Bureau of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (Investment Promotion Bureau) Add: 68 Mid-section of Huancheng Nanlu, Xi'an Tel: 029-87862637, 87853322 Fax: 029-87853288 ... ...Read More>>

Xi'an Business Guide - Economic Overview HOT

Vital Statistics (2006) GDP: RMB 145 billion GDP per Capita: RMB 17,794 Economic Growth Rate: 13.0% Population: 3.72 million (urban) – 4.51 million (rural) FDI: US$825 million Annual Average Wage: RMB 20,316 Government Effectiveness Rating: 57th 2006 Chinese Cities Competitive Rating: 44th xi'an Business Guide - Economic Overview Xian, ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Transportation

Roads Xian sits at the heart of a major transport hub in Shaanxi Province, where two national highway trunk lines, three major west-bound highway systems and five inter-provincial highways inter-connect. These systems connect to 10 major cities including Taiyuan, Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Hefei, Chongqing, Chengdu, Lanzhou, Yinchuan and ... ...Read More>>

Business Environment

Geographical Advantages Xian sits on the "Guanzhong Plain" in the central part of China with an average elevation of 400 meters above sea level. The city borders the foothills of the Qinling Mountains to the south and the banks of the Wei River to the north. Xian is the capital of Shaanxi Province and has an advantageous heartland ... ...Read More>>

Foreign Trade & Foreign Direct

In 2006, the contractual value of foreign investment totaled US$1.83 billion, with actualized foreign investment reaching US$0.83 billion. The city has attracted 83 of the world's Fortune 500 enterprises, 45 of whom have built plants, R&D centers and/or factories already. There are over 2,250 foreign-invested enterprises in the city, with ... ...Read More>>

Strategic Industries

Xian has 5 pillar industries: IT and hi-tech, equipment manufacturing, tourism, modern services and cultural industries. These sectors are complemented by strong development in the chemical industry, pharmaceuticals, building materials, metallurgy and the food industry. By the end of 2006, there were more than 48,200 industrial enterprises in ... ...Read More>>

Statistics HOT

• GDP: RMB 386.42 billion (2011) • Per Capita Disposable Income of Urban Residents: RMB 25,981 (2011) • Economic Growth Rate: 13.8% (2011) • Resident Population: 8.47 million (2010) • Unemployment Rate: 4.43% (2011) • Enrollment Rate for Children of School Age: 99.92% (2011) • Enrollment Rate for High School ... ...Read More>>

Area & Population HOT

Xi'an covers a total area of 9,983 sq km, of which 1,066 sq km is urban area. In 2010, the population of the prefecture was 8.47 million. The city is known for its diverse population: there are 52 ethnic minorities, among whom the Han accounted for 98.85% of the total population. The largest non-Han minority are Hui, of whom 64,000 live in Xi'an. ...Read More>>

Location and Climate HOT

Nested between rivers and mountains, Xi'an is located in fertile land in the central Guanzhong Plain. Situated at 107°40' E and 33°39' N, the city enjoys a climate free of extremes. The most pleasant season in the city is spring (March – May) and autumn (September - November). Winters are cold, but not excessively, with January ... ...Read More>>

Xi'an Transport - Bus HOT

The city's bus system is considered one of the least adequate systems in Shaanxi Province. Most buses tend to be extremely crowded especially during rush hour and weekends. When traveling by bus, travelers are encouraged to carry small change or 1 RMB bills because buses usually do not operate with a conductor. Fares range from 1 RMB for non-a/c ... ...Read More>>

Xi'an Nightlife HOT

Xi'an is not known for its vibrant bar and club scene. Choices for quiet evenings out are far more numerous than those for raucous benders, but that doesn't mean Xi'an is without its nightspots. Meander down Defuxiang lane, for instance, and choose between ...... Read More>>

Xi'an Shopping Areas HOT

Dong Dajie Commercial Street 东大街 The stores along Dong Da Jie are largely separated into sections by merchandise. There you'll find the Luomashi clothing market, the Tanshi vegetable and food mall, Qianjin Shoes and Hats, and stores selling reading ...... Read More>>

Xi'an Entertainment Overview HOT

Xi'an has a history as old as China itself, but it is also a booming modern city with a big role in the economic development of western China, and a thriving tourist destination. This contrast between old and new is amply reflected in the city' s ...... Read More>>

Things to buy in Xi'an HOT

Calligraphy Rubbings书法 Green Porcelain 青瓷器 Paper Cuttings 剪纸 Tang Pottery Replicas 唐三彩 Calligraphy Rubbings 书法 Thanks to the famous Forest of Steles located in Xi’an, the city has become known for its excellent collections of calligraphy ...... Read More>>

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