Since its founding 3,000 years ago, Chongqing has had numerous names that reflect its purpose and role in history including Jiangzhou, Yuzhou, and Gongzhou, before getting its present name (which means "redoubled celebration") nearly 800 years ago. The significance of this city can be dated back to the Stone Age, 20,000 to 30,000 years ago. A number of relics have found in the vicinity reflecting its habitation and importance in Chinese history.
The city has served as a capital at various times. From the Shang Dynasty to the close of the Warring States Period, it was the capital of the State of Ba. More recently, the Chongqing was China's wartime capital for much of the Sino-Japanese War (1937 – 1946).
Because of its strategic location on the Yangtze River, Chongqing has a long mercantile history, and in 1891, it was established as port with a customs office. It was not until 1929 that it was formally declared a city and a municipality of the Republic of China. After the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, the city was made a municipality directly under the central government and continued as the political, economic and cultural center of southwestern China. In 1954, Chongqing was placed under the jurisdiction of Sichuan Province.
In March 1997, The National People's Congress merged the city with Fuling, Wanxing and Qianjian and provided it with new municipal governance in order to prepare it for the new century.
Whether you’re looking to bake a cake, cook up a storm or just have a lazy sofa day with your favourite snacks from home, it’s all here in Chongqing. Here’s our guide to import food shopping in the city.
With the long winter just around the corner, it is time to treasure the more hospitable autumn season. Whether you are looking forward to winter in Chongqing or not, here are some autumnal activities you might like to consider.
Joseph Graves’ critically acclaimed one man show, Revels’ World of Shakespeare, which draws on his own experiences of attending English classes at the Chelsea School for Boys under the tyrannical tutelage of professor Clive T Revel, is coming to Chongqing.
When wanting to start a looking at doing business in China, many people often fail to look beyond China’s east coast. In reality, Chongqing also has a lot to offer, and is a great place to start doing business.
On September 6, Kenny G will take the stage in Chongqing. Famous for “Going Home”, which anyone living in China has undoubtedly heard everytime they have been kicked out of the subway, a restaurant or a shopping center, the saxophonist will return to China once again.
From July 1, Sri Lanka Airlines will be offering direct flights from Chongqing to the beautiful island nation of Sri Lanka. There will be one flight a week, flying every Tuesday with the Airbus 320.
I have lived in this city for the past 7-years. It is a fascinating city with so many cultural and historical places to visit. I am constantly surprised and amazed at the things I learn daily. If you have not been to CQ, please, come visit, it will surprise you...just as it has me!
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