Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi Province, is the center of Jiangxi’s politics, economy, and culture. It governs 4 counties (Nanchang County, Xinjian County, Jinxian County, and Anyi County), 5 districts (East Lake District, West Lake District, Qingyunpu District, Wanli District, and Qingshan Lake District), 2 national level development zones (Nanchang National High-tech Industrial Development Zone and Nanchang Economic and Technological Development Zone), 2 provincial level development zones (Jiangxi Sanghai Economic and Technological Development Zone and Nanchang Yingxiong Economic and Technological Development Zone) and the Honggutan New District. It covers an area of 7,402 square kilometers, 617 square kilometers of which is urban area and 220 square kilometers of which is built-area, with a total population of 4.85 million, about 1 million of which is transient population and 2.25 million of which is urban permanent population. It is one of the 35 biggest cities in China.
Nanchang, bordering the Poyang Lake in the southwest, lies in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. It has been enjoying obvious advantages geographically. Since the ancient times, it has been known as the favorable place bordering Guangdong and Fujian in the south and Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Hubei in the north. It is the only provincial capital city among the Yangtze River Delta, the Zhujiang River Delta, and the Southeast Fujian Delta, the most economically vigorous development areas in China. Besides, it is the intersection of the Zhejiang-Jiangxi Railway and it is the only provincial capital city on the Beijing-Kowloon Railway, connecting East China and West China, South China and North China.
Nanchang is a famous historical and cultural city with a history of over 2200 years. It has been enjoying the honor of “a given land abundant in natural resources and outstanding in producing talented figures”. Moreover, Nanchang is a heroic city with glorious revolutionary tradition. The People’s Liberation Army was born here and “the August 1st Spirit” appeared here. In addition, Nanchang is a scenic and environment-friendly city with beautiful mountains, rivers and lakes. The Gan River passes through the city from south to north and the whole city is dotted with rivers and lakes. At the outskirts of the city you can see green mountains.
Moreover, Nanchang, an open and developing modern city, under the guidance of the city development spirit: “Opening Wider to the Outside World and Going All Out for Prosperity Honestly”, is becoming famous in China and in the world as well with a rising momentum. Nanchang has been awarded the glorious titles: “One of the World Top 10 Dynamic Cities”, “A National Hygienic City”, “One of the Best Places for Living in China”, “One of the China’s Famous Cities Recommended to the World”, and “One of the Charming Cities with Chinese Characteristics” since last year. Nanchang has become one of the best places in China for living and a new and modern city for pioneering. “The city is for its citizens and its citizens take their city as their home” has become the order of the day.
Since the reform and opening up, especially the entrance into the new century, Nanchang City, under the correct and wise leadership of the CPC Central Committee, the State Council, the CPC Jiangxi Provincial Committee and Jiangxi Provincial People’s Government, has been working around the target of rising rapidly, making the city strong and the people rich, sticking to Deng Xiaoping’s theory, “the Three Represents” and the scientific concept of development. The city has established the idea of “Well Planning, Carrying Out the Plan Carefully, and Working Efficiently”, paying attention to the reality that Nanchang belongs to the under-developed provincial city in Mid-China, realizing the unity of rapid development, scientific development, and harmonious development, greatly implementing the main strategy of opening wider to the outside world and the core strategy of creating an important advanced manufacturing base, and building Nanchang into a modern regional economic center and a civilized, garden-like, and heroic city. The development of industrialization, urbanization, internationalization, market orientation and information has been accelerated and the scientific development route with Nanchang’s characteristics of “starting late but with high starting point, good momentum and strong staying power” has been found. The satisfactory situation that economy is developing well and rapidly, the city is changing constantly, all social undertakings are advancing, and the people are living a happier and healthier life has been created.
The 17th National Congress of the CPC started the new round development of our country, launching the campaign of building a better-off society. With the motive force of learning and carrying out the spirit of the 17th National Congress of the CPC, sticking to Deng Xiaoping’s theory and the thought of “the Three Represents”, implementing the scientific concept of development, Nanchang City will focus on the construction of a harmonious society. Taking the historical opportunity of the new round development, especially of organizing the 7th National City Sports Games in 2011, Nanchang City will greatly develop the city spirit: “Opening Wider to the Outside World and Going All Out for Prosperity Honestly”, grasp firmly the main work principle: “Pioneering Enriches the People and Innovation Empowers the City”, and further carry out the main strategy of opening wider to the outside world and the core strategy of creating an important advanced manufacturing base. Besides, Nanchang City will push forward the construction of the CPC, the new and great project, improve material civilization, political civilization, spiritual civilization, social civilization and ecological civilization, and better the cadres’ understanding, implementation, operation and service. Nanchang City will keep the sound momentum of good and rapid economic and social development and build Nanchang into an important advanced manufacturing base of Mid-China and a regional center of business, logistics, and finance and into an open, vigorous, harmonious, civilized, pioneering, heroic, environment-friendly and garden-like city. The rise and new leap forward of Nanchang will be realized by unremitting efforts at the new starting point.