The City of Jinzhou is located in the southwest of Liaoning Province and sits at the east end of Western Liaoning Corridor, and has been the political, economic, cultural and transportation center of Western Liaoning Corridor since ancient times. Written into the royal history due to mulberry-planting and brocade-weaving, Jinzhou has long been known as a City of Brocade. The whole city covers a total area of 10,301 km?, with 124 km? of coastal lines and a total population of 3.02 million. There are 2 county-level cities (Linghai and Beizhen), 2 counties (Heishan and Yixian), 3 districts (Guta, Linghe andTaihe), 1 National-level Economic and Technological Development Zone(Binhai New District) and 1 National High-Tech Industrial Development Zone (Songshan New District) under the jurisdiction of Jinzhou.
Jinzhou is the regional center city in western Liaoning region. With a history of 2,200 years, the City of Jinzhou got its name since the Liao Dynasty. In 1949 at the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Jinzhou became the Capital City of Liaoxi(Western Liaoning) Province and the regional political, economic and cultural center city in western Liaoning region. The City serves as a transportation hub connecting North China and Northeast China, with Beijing-Harbin Railway,Jinzhou-Chengde Railway, Qinhuangdao-Shenyang Passenger Railway, Beijing-Shenyang Highway, Jinzhou-Fuxin Highway, Jinzhou-Chaoyang Highway all running through the city. The newly built Jinzhou Bay Airport is the only international 4C airport for civil use in western Liaoning region. It has nine flight destinations connecting to domestic cities, including Harbin, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Kunming, Chengdu, Yantai, Shenzhenand Wuhan. All these means of transportation make amulti-dimensional transportation network, including airport, seaport, railways (high-speed railway), high-ways, and oil and gas pipelines. Besides, the well-developed trade logistics of Jinzhou makes it one of the three regional logistics hubs in Liaoning Province, as well as the commerce & distribution center in western Liaoning. The City’s wholesale and retail trade volume ranks first in western Liaoning region.
Jinzhou is one of the important industrial cities in Northeast China. Dated back to the 1960s, Jinzhou was named by the State Council of China “New Industrialized Region”. Twenty-one industrial products of “China’s First”, such as China’s first semiconductor transistor and China’s first nylon yarn etc, were all produced in Jinzhou. In recent years, Jinzhou has been pushing forward its Industry Promotion Strategy, 6921 Project, Made in China 2025 Strategy—Jinzhou Program and 8+3 Strategy to further depth, by upgrading its conventional industrial sectors, such as petrochemical, fine-chemical, ferroalloy, metallurgy, agro-product deep processing, and by further enhancing its newly-developing industrial sectors, such as photovoltaic, semiconductor, automobile and its spare parts, big data, electronic information, bio-chemical, healthcare, new material, energy conservation and environment protection, etc. For three consecutive years, Jinzhou has awarded outstanding meritorious enterprises, which has continuously stimulated the vitality of enterprises and enhanced
their comprehensive strength. Jinzhou Petrochemical Co., Ltd. has the one and only set of oil-based needle coke device in China; Jinzhou Port has been the largest domestic trade bulk grain transfer port for 19 consecutive years; Jinzhou Jinheng Automotive Safety System Co., Ltdis the world's largest manufacturer of Chinese brand airbags; CITIC Titanium Industry is the only enterprise in China that integrates high-grade titanium pigment production by a chlorination process; Solargiga Energy Holdings Limited is the largest photovoltaic manufacturer in Northeast China; the purity of monocrystalline silicon ingots and silicon wafer produced by this enterprise has reached 99.9999999%. Jinzhou Halla Electrical Equipment Co., Ltd ranks second in China.
Jinzhou is an important port city in China’s Pan-Bohai Sea region. Jinzhou Portis China’s northernmost first-class business seaport and China’s first seaport listed in the stock market, ranking among China’s top 20 seaports. Jinzhou Port has established international ship routes with more than 80 countries and regions around the world. The western part of Northeast China, the east Inner Mongolia, Mongolia and Fast East of Russia are all within the radius of the Port. Up to now, the Port has built 27 berths. The total handling capacity of cargo goods and containers reached 109 million tons and 1.62 million TEU respectively in 2018. Jinzhou successfully hosted the Landscape Art Exposition in 2013 and is currently taking active part in China’s Road & Belt Initiative, by promoting China-Mongolia Railwayconstruction and costal economic belt strategy. At present, there is 1 national-level economic and technological development zone, 1 national-level high-tech industrial development zone and 5 provincial-level economic and technological development zones in Jinzhou.
Jinzhou is a wonderful tourist destination with rich tourism resources.You can enjoy a variety of scenic beauties, historical and cultural sites in Jinzhou, including mountains, sea, forests, islands, temples, pagodas, pavilions and parks. There are a number of places of interest, including the "Heavenly Bridge" of Mount Bijiashan (one of the uniqu
e natural wonders in the world, as the naturally formed "Heavenly Bridge" in the sea will appear and disappear with the moving of tides), Mount Yiwulushanwhich had the largest number of imperial visits in China in ancient times, Ten-Thousand-Buddha Rock Cave built 1500 years ago in the Northern Wei Dynasty, Liaoshen Campaign Memorial Hall, Qingyansi Temple, Fengguosi Templeand Mount North Putuo, as well as 2013 China-Jinzhou Landscape Art Exposition Park. Besides, newly-developing tourism sectors are gaining momentum, including coastal, wetland, hot spring tours, sailboat and sailboard. Jinzhou successfully hosted 2018 Chinese Family Sailing Competition and 2019 National Sailing Championship, and has thus been listed in China’s Sailing League Cities. Jinzhou is also famous around the globe for its DaoGuang-NianWuLiquor and its paleontological fossils.
Jinzhou is a city with a number of national awards. The ability for education and scientific research ranks third in Liaoning Province. It has 9 universities and colleges, including Bohai University, Liaoning University of Technology, Jinzhou Medical Universityand so on. There are 96 national, provincial and city level engineering and technological research centers, 23 provincial level key laboratories, and 7 academician workstations. Jinzhou enjoys a strong medical and healthcare sector with 5 hospitals at Third-Grade-A-Level (the top grade and level in China) and 4 Third-Grade-Comprehensive hospitals treating specific diseases. Jinzhou is a city with a profound and rich cultural background, owning 7 items of national intangible heritage, 5 professional troupes of Beijing Opera, Pingju Opera, Song & Dance, Acrobaticsand Puppet Show. Jinzhou has been successively rewarded the titles of National Model to Create Civilized City, China’s Excellent City for Tourism, China’s 10 Best Cities for Sustainable Development, and National Mutual-Support Model City. Presently, under the leadership of the CPC Municipal Committee and Municipal Government, Jinzhou is aiming to build itself to be a Civilized City, a Hygiene City and a Food Safety Demonstration City at national-level by improving its ecological system, including 3 rivers (Xiaoling River, Nü’er River and Baigu River) running through the city and 3 mountains (Mount North Putuo, South Mount and Mount Zijing) surrounding. The construction of “Two Rings and One Belt” (the middle ring road, the outer ring road and the coastal economic belt) will further open up the urban framework, improve the urban functions and build an ecologically livable city.
Jinzhou is a city with a lot of delicious foods. Jinzhou is rich in delicious food with distinctive characteristics. You can not only enjoy a strong northeast flavor, but also taste the flavors from all other parts of China. If a kind of diet needs to be taken as a symbol of a city, then barbecue is the representative of Jinzhou. Jinzhou barbecue technique is unique, which combines the characteristics of seafood barbecue, meat barbecue and vegetable barbecue, and forms a local flavor food. Jinzhou barbecue has been listed as the third batch of intangible cultural heritage by the municipal government. Speaking of Jinzhou cuisine, we can't help mentioning seafood. Living in this coastal city, Jinzhou people are lucky enough to enjoy all kinds of seafood. Through ecological breeding, and proliferation and release to enrich the fishery resources, Jinzhou people return the gift of nature in their own way. From April 10 to October 30 every year, the best-loved attraction in Jinzhou is the Night Market—praised as “Heaven of Foodies”, located in the busy section of the central street. Every day 18:00-22:00 are business hours. The business includes daily necess
ities, clothing, and mostly snacks from north to south of China. You can start eating at one end all the way to the other end of the market, fully satisfying your stomach, and eyes. The price of the foods is between 1 yuan and 10 yuan. Jinzhou is the country's largest production base of fruit seedlings, and the place of origin of "China's Apple King". The grape brands of Beizhen and Yixian are well-known all over the country. Yinjia Smoked Chicken and Liujia Pig Feet have been awarded "China's Time-honored Brand" by the Ministry of Commerce. Jinzhou dried tofu is well-known for its "thinness and finesse". The dried tofu is one of the preferred gifts given by Jinzhou people to relatives and friends in other places. The numerous delicacies make those who come to Jinzhou to work, study and live linger on the city, and also add the love and missing feeling of Jinzhou people who have left the city to their hometown.
In the new era, Jinzhou is striving forward along with a number of favorable national policies and strategies, including China’s Belt & Road Initiative, National Strategy of Collaborative Development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province and National Strategy of Revitalizing the Old Industrial Bases in Northeast China. Jinzhou is deepening its reform and opening-up by further developing its seaport and industrial sectors through international cooperation, and is aiming to play well its role as the regional center city in western Liaoning by focusing on rule of law, innovation, coordination, ecology and sustainability.
Welcome to Jinzhou, a city full of openness, charm and happiness!